Lesotho qualified to their first Cosafa Cup quarterfinal in 13 years after beating Swaziland 2-0 at Nkoloma Stadium in Kitwe.
Both of Lesotho’s goals came in the first half to seal a vital win they needed to ensure their last eight place from a tight Group B that went to the wire heading into Thursdays final pool games.
Philip Letsie put Lesotho ahead in the 21st minute after beating Swaziland’s defence to make it 1-0.
Tsepo Seturumane stretched Lesotho’s lead three minutes before the break with a fine low shot that squeezed between the post and Swaziland goalkeeper Nhlanhla Gwebu.
Lesotho finished on 5 points, one point ahead of Kenya who tumbled to a 2-1 loss to Botswana and also exited the competition on four points.
The Sotho’s will meet Angola on Sunday at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe.