Lesotho record first Group J win

Lesotho record first Group J win
Mabuti Potloane of Lesotho challenged by Charles Kabore of Burkina Faso during the 2015 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers match between Lesotho and Burkina Faso at Setsoto Stadium, Maseru on the 15 November 2014

by BackPageTXT

Tuesday Mar 29, 2016. 17:37

Tumelo Khutlang's goal earned Lesotho a 2-1 win over Seychelles in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier played at the Setsoto Stadium in Maseru on Tuesday.

Despite their victory, Lesotho's Likoena remained at the bottom of Group J, while the Pirates of Seychelles also stayed on third spot.

Dine Suzette fired Seychelles into the lead after the 20-minute mark, but the Pirates' lead only lasted for a few minutes.

The home side restored parity through Tšotleho Jane's goal much to delight of the Likoena fans inside the Setsoto Stadium.

The score was 1-1 during the half-time break following an entertaining first-half in the capital City of Lesotho, Maseru.

Likoena took the lead for the first time on the day a few minutes after the restart and it was Tumelo Khutlang who made it 2-1.

Ultimately, Khutlang's goal proved to be the winning goal for Lesotho on the day and Likoena recorded their first Group J victory.

Lesotho will take on Ethiopia in their next Group J game at the Setsoto Stadium in June 2016, while Seychelles host Algeria on the same month.

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