FIFA World Cup Qualifying - CAF

Lesotho vs Rwanda, 2026 World Cup Qualifying - CAF, Group Stage

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  • 45': Jojea Kwizera

About

Lesotho are hosting Rwanda at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa, starting on . The match is a part of the FIFA World Cup Qualifying - CAF.

Match Timeline

  • 0': Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
  • 0': First Half begins.
  • 20': Djihad Bizimana (Rwanda) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 26': Lehlohonolo Fothoane (Lesotho) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 45': Goal! Lesotho 0, Rwanda 1. Jojea Kwizera (Rwanda) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fitina Omborenga.
  • 45'+3': First Half ends, Lesotho 0, Rwanda 1.
  • 45': Second Half begins Lesotho 0, Rwanda 1.
  • 45': Substitution, Lesotho. Tlotliso Phatsisi replaces Thabo Lesaoana.
  • 45': Substitution, Lesotho. Tumelo Khutlang replaces Tsepang Sefali.
  • 60': Substitution, Rwanda. Samuel Gueulette replaces Jojea Kwizera.
  • 63': Bonheur Mugisha (Rwanda) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 63': Substitution, Lesotho. Teboho Letsema replaces Motebang Sera.
  • 70': Substitution, Lesotho. Tshwarelo Bereng replaces Lehlohonolo Fothoane.
  • 71': Motlomelo Mkhwanazi (Lesotho) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 85': Substitution, Rwanda. Claude Niyomugabo replaces Emmanuel Imanishimwe.
  • 89': Substitution, Rwanda. Arthur Gitego replaces Innocent Nshuti.
  • 90'+5': Second Half ends, Lesotho 0, Rwanda 1.
  • 0': Match ends, Lesotho 0, Rwanda 1.

Game Information

Competition: FIFA World Cup Qualifying - CAF

Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium
Location: Durban, South Africa
Attendance: 2,000

WCQ - CAF Table

# TEAM GP GD PTS
1 Rwanda 4 +2 7
2 South Africa 4 +1 7
3 Benin 4 +1 7
4 Lesotho 4 +1 5
Full Table

Line-Ups

LES Lesotho (4-3-3)

No. Name
16 Sekhoane Moerane (GK)
20 Thabo Makhele
2 Motlomelo Mkhwanazi Yellow Card
3 Rethabile Rasethuntsa
14 Thabang Malane
6 Lisema Lebokollane
22 Thabo Lesaoana
10 Lehlohonolo Fothoane Yellow Card
18 Tsepang Sefali
9 Sera Motebang
15 Jane Thabantso

RWA Rwanda (4-3-3)

No. Name
1 Fiacre Ntwari (GK)
17 Thierry Manzi
5 Ange Mutsinzi
3 Emmanuel Imanishimwe
13 Fitina Omborenga
15 Bonheur Mugisha Yellow Card
4 Djihad Bizimana Yellow Card
11 Kévin Muhire
19 Innocent Nshuti
12 Gilbert Mugisha
22 Jojea Kwizera

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