Al­liance to host soc­cer feast

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

al­liance in­sur­ance Com­pany is set to host a pre­sea­son foot­ball tour­na­ment from 30-31 July at Set­soto Sta­dium.

The al­liance Win­ter Chal­lenge in­volves the three premier leagues teams the in­sur­ance gi­ant spon­sors, namely Li­oli, Mat­lama and LCS, and Sun­dawana who come in as a spe­cial guest.

Li­oli won the premier league ti­tle last sea­son, while Mat­lama were run­ners-up and LCS took third place on the 14-team table. Sun­dawana ended the cam­paign in fourth po­si­tion.

al­liance in­sur­ance Sales and Mar­ket­ing Man­ager, Maki Mokhobo­cho, says the tour­na­ment is part of the com­pany’s spon­sor­ship to the three teams ahead of a new sea­son.

“We are in the se­cond year of this com­pe­ti­tion and we all saw the good re­sults of the event as all the three teams we spon­sor had an out­stand­ing sea­son, tak­ing all the top three po­si­tions in the league,” Mokobo­cho said.

“So host­ing it again is to make sure, once again, that they have the plat­form to pre­pare for the sea­son ahead through a com­pet­i­tive tour­na­ment.”

Mokobo­cho also said the tour­na­ment forms part of al­liance’s pro­grammes aimed at giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity that has been be­hind the com­pany through­out the years.

“We do a lot of ac­tiv­i­ties as part of giv­ing back to com­mu­ni­ties and this com­pe­ti­tion is one of those ini­tia­tives,” said Mokobo­cho.

“The teams we spon­sor are pace­set­ters on and off the field as they are run very pro­fes­sion­ally.

“So this tour­na­ment is ex­pected to help them main­tain those stan­dards and con­tinue to grow their brands.”

Win­ners of the tour­na­ment are go- ing to re­ceive a tro­phy while in­di­vid­u­als stand to ben­e­fit through Player of the Tour­na­ment, Top Goalscorer and Man of the Match awards, among other honours.

The four par­tic­i­pat­ing teams would also share the tour­na­ment’s gate­tak­ings.

LCS sec­re­tary gen­eral and Premier League Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee mem­ber, Lehlo­honolo Mat­losa, has hailed the al­liance Win­ter Chal­lenge as a mas­sive boost to the par­tic­i­pat­ing teams.

“it is a com­pe­ti­tion like any other, but the big dif­fer­ence is the teams will be able to gen­er­ate money to as­sist them dur­ing the up­com­ing sea­son,” Mat­losa said.

“Par­tic­i­pat­ing teams get a chance to com­pete against each other in a well-or­ga­nized com­pe­ti­tion and will be as­sisted with things like food for the play­ers.”


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