Lesotho came back from two goals down to defeat Sudan 3-2 in their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Al-Hilal Stadium in Omdurman on Sunday night.
Tsepo Seturumane, Tsepo Lekhoana and Tsoanelo Koetle each scored for Lesotho after Bekry Abdul Gadir and Mohamed Tahir had given the Sudanese the lead.
After Friday’s group deciding encounter where Ghana defeated Zambia 2-1 to seal top spot and passage through to the final phase of the CAF Zone World Cup qualifiers, the order of how group Group D would finish up in the bottom half would be decided on Sunday.
Sudan needed to avoid defeat to finish up in third place and Lesotho needed a win to avoid the wooden spoon in the group.
Bekry Abdul Gadir gave Sudan the lead early in the match with only three minutes into the encounter.
That early goal gave the home side confidence and they went on to double their advantage in the 23rd minute when Mohamed Tahir netted.
Lesotho looked out of the contest at that point.
The damage had already been done early on and it seemed all the tiny land locked Southern African country could do from that point onwards was to keep the damage to as little it could be.
A minute before the halftime break, Seturumane pulled a goal back for Lesotho as both teams headed into the break with the home side leading 2-1.
Lekhoana equalised for Lesotho in the 77th minute to stun the home town crowd as the match looked destined to end in a draw with just over ten minutes left in the clash.
With five minutes remaining, Lesotho completed their remarkable comeback when Koetle scored in the 85th minute.
The win meant that Lesotho recorded their first victory of the group stages and thus ensured that they finished in third place above Sudan.