Basketball fans in for a treat
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.