Stage set for Mo­hokare Clas­sic

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

All is set for the 12th edi­tion of the Ned­bank Mo­hokare Golf Clas­sic.

The an­nual ex­trav­a­ganza takes place this week­end at Maseru Golf Club and Lady­brand Golf Course, with at least 150 par­tic­i­pants from Le­sotho, South Africa and Botswana ex­pected at the two-day tour­na­ment bankrolled by Ned­bank.

Ac­cord­ing to Ned­bank Le­sotho mar­ket­ing man­ager, Mampine Ra­batho, the bank has in­jected M200 000 into the tour­na­ment.

“The aim of this tour­na­ment is to help de­velop the sport in our coun­try as it’s still at am­a­teur level,” Ra­batho said.

“We feel the tour­na­ment is a good plat­form for golfers to show­case their tal­ent and also en­joy the com­pe­ti­tion from their col­leagues com­ing from neigh­bour­ing coun­tries.”

Ra­batho also said the com­pe­ti­tion had since be­come a good net­work­ing plat­form.

“The tour­na­ment is ini­tially for golfers from Le­sotho and South Africa but has since in­cluded Botswana through in­vi­ta­tion,” Ra­batho noted.

“The good thing is there are also prizes that will be handed out at a cer­e­mony to be held on the last day of the tour­na­ment.”

Re­gard­ing the use of two golf cour­ses in Maseru and across the bor­der in Lady­brand, Ra­batho this is meant to cater for the big field of par­tic­i­pants.

The Ned­bank Mo­hokare Golf Clas­sic Started in 2003 as a friend­ship and net­work­ing op­por­tu­nity among Ba­sotho in Le­sotho, South Africa and friends in Botswana.

Le­sotho’s Mokhachane Mopeli was the men’s and over­all cham­pion last year, while Male­bogo More­boli of Botswana, was the women’s cham­pion.

KING Letsie iii con­grat­u­lates 2014 cham­pi­ons mokhachane mopeli (left) and male­bogo more­boli

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