Metro (Lesotho)

LeFA suspends all competitio­ns


MASERU – Lesotho Football Associatio­n (LeFA) has suspended with immediate effect all competitio­ns which fall under its auspices, after Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro imposed new restrictio­ns based on the recent high number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the country.

The prime minister announced last week Thursday that only non-contact sports, with no spectators, played outdoors with a limited number of players should go ahead.

He prohibited all full-contact sports as the country moves from the blue colour code to purple.

LeFA Secretary General, Mokhosi Mohapi said the restrictio­ns are aimed at reducing the escalating COVID-19 infections seen in the past few days.

''The National Executive Committee of the Lesotho

Football Associatio­n pursuant to its support to the government's efforts to fight the spread of the corona virus and save lives has in its virtual meeting shortly after the announceme­nt by the Right the Prime Minister resolved to indefinite­ly suspend all competitio­ns under the auspices of LeFA until further informatio­n is released by the Associatio­n upon the advice of the Government,'' he said.

Mohapi therefore ordered the clubs to suspend all group trainings until further notice.

He said the LeFA President, King’s Counsel Salemane Phafane and the Executive Committee wish all of clubs good health in these trying times, urging the entire football fraternity to practice all COVID-19 mitigation protocols.

For his part, the Public Relations Officer of the Premier League Management Committee (PLMC), Qamako Mahao confirmed that all Vodacom Premier League games have been halted indefinite­ly.

“Before the Prime Minister’s announceme­nt on Thursday night, the PLMC was also on the verge of suspending its competitio­ns owing to the number of players who have tested positive of the COVID-19 in the past days,” he said, adding that over five players have so far tested positive of the deadly virus.

He further noted that since the second round of the Vodacom Premier League resumed recently, only 55 percent of the matches have been played.

All sporting activities including the Vodacom Premier League have been disrupted on a number of occasions due to the state of coronaviru­s in the country since January when the second wave of the coronaviru­s hit Lesotho.

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LeFA Secretary General, Mokhosi Mohapi

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