Metropoli­tan boost for LMPS

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Moorosi Tsiane

Le­sotho Mounted Po­lice ser­vice (LMPS) Football Club on tues­day re­ceived soc­cer equip­ment worth M59 565 from in­sur­ance gi­ant, Metropoli­tan Le­sotho.

the equip­ment in­cludes a set of nets, 33 pairs of boots, play­ing kit, 10 poles, four comer-flags, step-lad­der, goal­keep­ers’ gloves, 17 balls, First Aid kit and train­ing bibs.

In his key­note ad­dress at the han­dover cer­e­mony held at Po­lice head­quar­ters, club vi­cepres­i­dent, thato Mokoteli, said the kit was part of a three-year spon­sor­ship deal LMPS signed last year with Metropoli­tan.

“We signed a three-year spon­sor­ship with Metropoli­tan last year and this equip­ment is part of that agree­ment, of which we are grate­ful.

“our team is very mo­ti­vated this sea­son af­ter the 2-0 win against Bantu in our open­ing match of the cam­paign although we drew with Likhopo in the next fix­ture and lost against Li­oli last week­end.

“the play­ers are in good shape and I be­lieve this equip­ment will also mo­ti­vate them and boost their morale, while mak­ing it easy for the coaches dur­ing train­ing,” Mokoteli said.

“this sea­son, we are gun­ning for glory. Gone are the days when we used to be the whip­ping boys in our league.”

Mokoteli fur­ther re­vealed LMPS would need at least M20 000 more for the trans­port of their coach and civil­ian play­ers.

“We need to pro­vided them with trans­port to matches and train­ing so we plead with Metropoli­tan to give us a help­ing hand in that re­gard,” said Mokoteli.

on his part, Metropoli­tan Le­sotho Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Nkau Matete, said the spon­sor­ship was a con­tin­u­a­tion of “a long-last­ing friend­ship” be­tween the po­lice and his com­pany.

“I firstly would like to thank LMPS, as an in­sti­tu­tion, for the sup­port they have been giv­ing our com­pany. this spon­sor­ship is just a con­tin­u­a­tion of the good and long friend­ship we have with the po­lice,” Matete said.

“the more you buy our in­sur­ance poli­cies, the more we will be giv­ing back to you and I think we must look for a way to im­prove the co­op­er­a­tion be­tween our two en­ti­ties.”

LMPS Act­ing Com­mis­sioner, Keketso Mon­a­heng, thanked Metropoli­tan for the spon- sor­ship, and the po­lice to take out poli­cies with the com­pany.

“We would like to thank Metropoli­tan for this spon­sor­ship and also for the good re­la­tions we have had for a long time.

“I would also like to en­cour­age my col­leagues to in­vest and buy poli­cies with Metropoli­tan be­cause they are very im­por­tant for the well­be­ing of our fam­i­lies,” Act­ing Com­mis­sioner Mon­a­heng said.

Metropoli­tan le­sotho MD nkau Matete hands over the kit to act­ing po­lice Com­mis­sioner Keketso Mon­a­heng.

lmps play­ers show­case their new at­tire at the han­dover cer­e­mony on tues­day.

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