BOTSWANA vs LESOTHO MATCH PREDICTIONS:
SCORES: Botswana 2-0 Lesotho
The Sotho side’s recent form has only just begun to look up but the Tswana national team are also coming off a wobble. Either way, Lesotho’s chances don’t look too great and Botswana should manage to defeat them, especially at home in Serowe.
Mamelodi Sun Downs' Mogakolodi Ngele and Omaatla Kebatho from Vasco Da Gama have both been called up by from their club sides by the Botswana coach Butler.
For Lesotho, 8 players from the LPI (Lesotho Premier League) champions Lioli have been called up, with Basia Makepe expected to lead them out.
Botswana - WWLLW
Won - Botswana 3-1 Eritrea (World Cup Qualification)
Won - Botswana 2-1 Mali (World Cup Qualification)
Lost - Mali 2-0 Botswana (World Cup Qualification)
Lost - Comoros 1-0 Botswana (African Cup of Nations Qualification)
Won - Botswana 2-1 Comoros (African Cup of Nations Qualification)
Lesotho - DLDLW
Won - Lesotho 2-1 Seychelles (African Cup of Nations Qualification)
Lost - Seychelles 2-0 Lesotho (African Cup of Nations Qualification)
Drew - Lesotho 1-1 Zimbabwe (African Cup of Nations Qualification)
Lost - Zimbabwe 3-1 Lesotho (African Cup of Nations Qualification)
Drew - Lesotho 1-1 Comoros (World Cup Qualification)
While 2015 differed wildly for Lesotho’s Likuena (crocodiles) and the Tswana Dipitse (zebras), both of them come into this friendly licking their wounds after consecutive defeats.
Botswana’s African Cup of Nations qualification campaign is still alive despite their wildly wobbling form. A win in this friendly would get the Zebras back on the beaten path as they look to challenge for a spot in next year’s tournament. They face Uganda on the 4th of and a victory could see them top their group by the next round.
For Lesotho - bottom with only one win - this could be the beginning of an unlikely fightback as they’re still in with a chance after 4 matches. Coach Seephephe Matete will be looking to mix it up and find that gilded formula before competitive action resumes in