Lesotho await Super Eagles acid test

Lesotho await Super Eagles acid test
Jane Thaba-Ntso of Lesotho

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Nov 16, 2019. 08:00

Lesotho will play host to Nigeria in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier at Setsoto Stadium in Maseru on Sunday. Kick-off is at 18h00 CAT.

Likuena head into the clash on the back of a 1-1 draw away to Sierra Leone earlier this week. Jane Thaba-Ntšo netted a late equaliser for the visitors as they aim to book their place at what would be a first Afcon tournament for the Southern African club.

Nigeria, though, will pose a different threat with the likes of Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze running down the wings.

The Super Eagles came from behind to beat Benin 2-1 at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Wednesday evening, to move top of Group L after the first round of fixtures.

Victor Osimhen and Samuel Kalu were on target for the three-time Afcon champions as they got their campaign off to a winning start.

Nigeria are ranked third on the African continent in the latest FIFA rankings (35th in the world). Lesotho come in at 138th heading into this weekend’s clash.

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