Zebras out of CHAN qualifiers

Zebras defender Katlego Koobake tussles for the ball with Lesotho player, Litsepe Marabe during the two sides' CHAN qualifier on Saturday
Zebras defender Katlego Koobake tussles for the ball with Lesotho player, Litsepe Marabe during the two sides' CHAN qualifier on Saturday

Zebras’ disappointing performances continued on Saturday when they played to a 1-1 draw with Lesotho in the second leg of the African Nations Championship qualifier.

The two sides had played to a 0-0 draw in Lesotho two weeks ago. Knowing very well that the Zebras were playing in front of their supporters at the National Stadium, Lesotho played a cautious game in the first half. There were no surprises in the Zebras starting 11 with Goitseone Phoko again starting at goal posts ahead of Mwampule Masule. Tebogo Sosome and Mosha Gaolaolwe partnered in the central defence while Omaatla Kebatho remained the target man.

From the onset, Zebras were on attacking mode especially on the wings where Kabelo Seakanyeng and Mpho Kgaswane were operating. Kgaswane in particular troubled the Lesotho defence every time he got the ball. In the middle of the first half, Seakanyeng delivered a dangerous hard and low cross and Lesotho defence failed to clear. Segolame Boy realising the opportunity rushed towards the goal line, but missed the ball much to the relief of Lesotho bench. Kebatho also had a chance but Lesotho defence was quick to close him before he could take a shot.

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