Lesotho head coach, Leslie Notsi, says his side’s bravery played a key role in the stalemate against hosts Nigeria on Thursday.
The Likuena were held to a 1-1 draw by their star-studded opponent at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
Lesotho lost their previous four games against the Super Eagles.
The Southern Africans, however, stood up to the Super Eagles in the contest, even though the home team missed a number of scoring chances.
Notsi said his players determination paid off in the game.
“We did not give them respect. We said no ‘they are the same human beings like us, let’s go there for enjoyment,” Notsi said at the post-match presser.
“But the enjoyment we are talking about is not to just go and waste time. But the self-belief should be there, and they should express themselves in the areas that they are good at.
“We followed the team, we saw the video clips, and we saw areas that we could capitalize on.”
Lesotho will entertain the Squirrels of Benin Republic in their game at the Moses Mahbida Stadium next Tuesday.