Lesotho Confirm Johannesburg Venue for Zambia Game


Lesotho will host Zambia in Johannesburg, South Africa next month in the final leg of their 2023 AFCON Group H qualifier doubleheader.

Likuena is playing its home games abroad because its home ground in Maseru does not meet CAF specifications to host competitive international games.

The Lesotho Football Association confirmed in a statement that the final leg Group H qualifier against Zambia will be played at Dobsonville Stadium.

“Lesotho will host the return match at Dobsonville Stadium in Johannesburg on March 26, as Setsoto Stadium remains suspended from hosting international matches. The game will kick off at 15h00 (GMT 13H00),” LFA said in a statement.

Lesotho also played their first Group H home game at Dobsonville on June 9, 2022, against Cote d’Ivoire which ended 0-0.

The first leg will be played on March 23 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola at 18h00.

Lesotho is bottom of Group H with 1 point, Zambia and Comoros have 3 points while Cote d’Ivoire leads Group H with 4 points after two rounds played.

Meanwhile, Lesotho arrived in Malawi on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s friendly against The Flames in Lilongwe.