At the conclusion of the first round of matches in the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in Group L, Lesotho are sitting on only one point after two matches played following an away draw to Sierra Leone and 4-2 loss at home to African giants Nigeria.

Likuena head coach Thabo Senong believes that his team can build on from these results in a group which also involves Benin, a team they will meet in a double header in September next year.

Senong is now on his fourth month as a Lesotho head coach after his contract was not renewed by SAFA as a former Amajita coach.

He’s already taken part in the AFCON, CHAN and 2022 FIFA World Cup preliminary qualifiers.

One of the outstanding players from Sunday’s game at Setsoto stadium in Maseru was Bloemfontein Celtic striker Motebang Sera, who has already scored four goals in six matches in the Absa Premiership this season. Lesotho has got few players in the PSL and Senong says they hope to improve from this.

Senong says they are taking some lessons from their matches in this FIFA week and emphasizes on the importance of structure in their play and game management. – Report by Velile Mnyandu