Govt avails funds for An­gola games

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pect to hold a week-long camp from Wed­nes­day un­til the 5th of De­cem­ber as we will be jet­ting off to An­gola the fol­low­ing morn­ing,” Rakoto said.

The un­der-20 Games will be con­tested by the Re­gion 5 coun­tries that in­clude Zam­bia, Zim­babwe, Malawi, South Africa, An­gola, Botswana, Namibia, Mozam­bique, Le­sotho and Swazi­land.

The bi-an­nual games are held on a ro­ta­tional ba­sis and were last staged in Bulawayo, Zim­babwe in 2014.

Le­sotho will com­pete in the five dis­ci­plines of ath­let­ics (12 com­peti­tors), ten­nis (4), net­ball (12), box­ing (6) and vis­ually im­paired ath­let­ics (4).

Rakoto, who also serves as pres­i­dent for Na­tional Par­a­lympic Com­mit­tee of Le­sotho (NAPCOL), said other lo­gis­tics had also been taken care of as flights had been booked for An­gola.

She said all dis­ci­plines knew they were ex­pected to com­pete well and not just add the num­bers at the tour­na­ment, adding it was there­fore “im­por­tant that our play­ers do not lose fo­cus and they should con­cen­trate on what is ex­pected out of them”.

Le­sotho un­der-20 net­ball team.— file pic

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