Lesotho will miss three key players for Friday’s 2014 World Cup qualifier against Ghana in Kumasi.
Likuena will be without star man Bokang ”Lefty” Mothoana who is on suspension after accumulated two yellow cards in previous matches.
The versatile Mothoana is the star man in the team; he scored directly from a corner kick in Likuena’s second leg draw in Bujumbura to hand Lesotho a 3-2 aggregate win.
Botswana-based striker Lehlomela Ramabele has been excused for the tie to attend the burial of a family member on Saturday.
Ramabele was the scorer of the all-important single goal in the preliminary round first leg match 1-0 win over Burundi at Setsoto Stadium in November last year.
Midfielder Motlalepula Mofolo was on Monday kicked out of the team after he allegedly led a protest over allowances.
Head coach Leslie Notsi is rueing the absence of the duo for their opening qualifier.
”We all know that the two players are key members of the squad and we will miss their services against the Black Stars,” he said.
”Ghana is never an easy team to play against, especially in their own backyard, but I’m confident that we will give them a run for their money,” he added.
However, the trio will be available for Likuena’s match against Sudan scheduled for Setsoto Stadium on June 10.