Bas­ket­ball fans in for a treat

Lesotho Times - - Sport -

the cur­rent LBA’s last year in of­fice hence the im­por­tance of en­su­ing the up­com­ing tour­na­ment is a re­sound­ing suc­cess.

Mean­while, ac­cord­ing to LBA sec­re­tary gen­eral, Palo Mohlot­sane, the Min­istry of Hope Chil­dren’s Home in Katle­hong would ben­e­fit from pro­ceeds from the week­end tour­na­ment. The cen­tre is home to 28 chil­dren.

“This is a char­ity event held an­nu­ally dur­ing this time of the year.

“We usu­ally se­lect a chil­dren’s home that we buy Christ­mas gifts for, so this year, we will be help­ing the Min­istry of Hope Chil­dren’s Home in Katle­hong,” Mohlot­sane told press con­fer­ence held in Maseru last week.

“We are ex­pect­ing at least 10 teams at the tour­na­ment, with Li­chocha, Bashana Ba Heso, KTA All Stars, NUL Rovers, and Lerotholi Poly­tech­nic, all from Le­sotho, and Univer­sity of Free State, Jozi Nuggets, and Good­fel­las all from South Africa, al­ready con­firm­ing their attendance.”

Mohlot­sane fur­ther said the win­ning male and fe­male teams would re­ceive M1000 and M800 re­spec­tively.

“in ad­di­tion to the prize money, the win­ners will get a float­ing trophy and gold medals, while the run­ners-up take home sil­ver medals,” Mohlot­sane said.

The Min­istry of Hope Le­sotho founder, ‘Ma­monyane Mo­hale, who also spoke at the me­dia brief­ing, thanked the LBA for the noble ini­tia­tive, which she said would go a long way in help­ing the chil­dren have a happy fes­tive sea­son.

“We are re­ally grate­ful for this ini­tia­tive; it will make a huge dif­fer­ence on the lives of th­ese chil­dren that we are look­ing after at the home,” Mo­hale said.

Good­fel­las are the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons of the popular tour­na­ment.

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