MASERU — Lesotho’s national women’s team is set to lock horns with Free State Province Under-20 in an international friendly in Maseru on Saturday.
Lesotho are hoping to use the tie to prepare for their return leg match against Kenya in a Women’s World Cup qualifier on December 11.
Women’s Development Committee president, Maleshoane Mokhathi, told the Lesotho Times on Tuesday that the match will help them fine-tune their preparations ahead of the return leg at Setsoto Stadium.
“We are playing against South Africa’s Free State Province Under-20 on Saturday here in Maseru,” Mokhathi said.
“The purpose of the game is to examine ourselves and see if we’ve managed to address our concerns ahead of the return leg against Kenya,” she said.
Lesotho lost 2 — 0 to Kenya in their first leg match in Nairobi a fortnight ago.
Mokhathi said they were working on some areas ahead of the match against Kenya and the friendly against Free State province will help them see how far they have progressed.
“It’s an international tie that we are going to use as a warm-up game for our return leg against Kenya,” she said.
Saturday’s game is going to be Lesotho’s last before they take on the Kenyans.
“We have included six more experienced players who missed the first leg because they were writing their examinations,” Mokhathi said.