Monday, January 23, 2012

Lesotho was Draw 0-0 against Sao Tome and Principe

MASERU-The Lesotho soccer team are out of the 2013 African Cup of Nations tournament after drawing 0-0 with São Tomé and Príncipe in the reverse fixture, preliminary round  qualifier at the Setsoto Stadium yesterday.
After losing the first leg 1-0 in São Tomé last weekend, Likuena needed a 2-0 win in yesterday’s fixture in order to proceed to the next round of the competition.

But Leslie Notši’s charges could not score the much-needed goals, with striker, Thapelo Tale, wasting a gilt-edged chance in the dying minutes of the game, to complete a miserable afternoon for the home side.  The Serbia-based hitman was unmarked in the box, but shot over the crossbar—much to the disbelief of the estimated 6000-strong crowd.

Had Tale found the back of the net and the match ended 1-all, the winner match would have been decided on penalties.

Yet Lesotho were their own worst enemies, as they took time to find their rhythm, thereby allowing their opponents to settle down and dictate pace. The home team came out a better side in the second half, piling on the pressure, but the visitors held firm.
Meanwhile, yesterday’s defeat means Likuena still remain in contention for a place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament to be held in Brazil, and face Ghana in March to kick-start their Group D campaign.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sao Tome and Principe was victory against Lesotho 1-0

Overview of Saturday , Jan. 16 (2012) - Sao Tome and Principe Kingdom of Lesotho won 1-0 in game played Sunday in the capital of Sao Tome, who told the round 1st leg of the Africa Cup of Nations, 2013 Can- whose end will be in South Africa 
The historic goal of selecting the "hawks and parrots" by Jair was appointed to three minutes in the recovery of a penalty that gave joy to more than three thousand Sao Tome who went to the National Stadium on July 12 with detachable presence of the Head of State Sao Tome, Manuel Pinto da Costa. 
During the meeting the selection of Lesotho reacted very well with several shots to save Sao Tome Gi interventions that had two clear goals to deny genius to lesotanos which also saw a shot hit the crossbar on the goal of Sao Tome and Principe. 
Despite the pressure of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Sao Tome team also arranged a great opportunity to score near the end through the isolation that even advanced Ju missed with a similar goal that Ibrahim saw one of his shots hit the against the goal post. 
 Guided by coach Gustavo Clement Sao Tome and Principe aligned with: The Beacon: Gi, the Defense: Jocy, Grandfather and Nay, and Aknesses, midfield: Juju, Gando, and Joe Ibrahim, in the attack: Agi and Jair. Substitutes used (Sequeira and Ju Adilson).
Led by coach Leslie Motst, the selection of the Kingdom of Lesotho aligned with: In goal: Moman, Defense: Mopolo, Ntobo, Tmapelo, Motmoada, Middle Field: Masualle, Nicau, Bushy, Monapathi in the attack, and Ramabela Lencora.Used players (Cup, Tseka) 
The refereeing team was in Congo Brazzaville as the owner of Soum Serge whistle along with assistance of his countrymen and Mapangoulou Nggoy Tsiba Kamba and the functions that made the 4th referee and match commissioner.