Lesotho beat Tanzania to keep hopes alive

Lesotho beat Tanzania to keep hopes alive
Nkau Lerotholi of Lesotho

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Nov 18, 2018. 18:27

Lesotho stunned Tanzania 1-0 in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification Group L match at the Setsoto Stadium in Maseru on Sunday.

The victory took Likwena to second place on the group standings, while the Taifa Stars slipped down to third place on the table.

The two teams came into the match hoping to boost their chances of qualifying by securing a victory on the day.

Likwena and Taifa Stars launched attacks in the first half as they looked to break the deadlock.

However, they could not score and the score was 0-0 at half-time between Lesotho, and Tanzania.

The hosts looked dangerous on the counter-attack with Taifa Stars doing most of the attacking after the restart in Lesotho's capital city.

The visitors' defence was left vulnerable at the back at times and they punished by Likwena with 14 minutes left on the clock.

Nkau Lerotholi proved to be Lesotho's hero as he snatched a late goal to hand the hosts' a narrow 1-0 victory at home.

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