Soccer News of Mon, 2 Jan 20124
Lesotho Warns Ghana On June World Cup Qualifier;
The coach of Lesotho, Leslie Notsi has cautioned both Ghana and Zambia not to take his team for granted, when the 2014 World Cup qualifiers begin in June.
They, are in Group D with the Black Stars, Zambia and Sudan, staged a return to competitive action in November after a two-year self-imposed exile from full international football. They kick off their qualifying campaign away to the Black Stars on June 1. Notsi told MTNFootball.com that Lesotho were not in the Group D qualifiers just to make up the numbers.
“We are not just an easy team and we will give every team their run for their money,” said Notsi, who led Lesotho to a credible showing at the 2011 African Youth Championship in South Africa.
“If they take our team lightly, they are in for a surprise.”
Lesotho advanced to Group D after beating Burundi 3-2 on aggregate following a 2-2 away draw in Bujumbura and a 1-0 home win in Maseru.
However, Notsi admitted that being in a group comprising the Black Stars, Zambia and Sudan is a daunting challenge.
“We have a daunting task,” he said. “For us to play against the like of Ghana and Zambia, it is a big challenge, he toldnews men in south africa training tour. “We are looking forward to as a growing nation and we need to be playing the likes of Sudan, Ghana and Zambia in order to develop.”
From FRAN KOWUSU OBIMPEH
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