Metro (Lesotho)

Lesotho select best team for African Netball Cup

- TEBOHO JAFETA sports@maserumetr­o.com

MASERU – After successful trials for the senior national team, the Lesotho Netball Associatio­n (LNA) has selected the best 18-woman squad to represent Lesotho at the African Netball Cup to be held in Namibia in October.

The players include Makoae Rethabile, Moerane Moliehi, Masia Litšoanelo, Matsepe ’Malesenyeh­o, Phokojoe Nthabiseng, Mokilane Matšeliso, Mohlouoa ’Mamokete, Maino Matšeliso,

Molise ’Malesaoana, Thaane Nthabiseng, Morai ’Mampiti, Mahao ’Mamonehela, Tšotetsi ’Makhothala­ng, Maetso ’Makhotso, Sekoati Thandokazi, Makepe Limpho, Lekhooana Thato and Mahao Nthomeng.

The team is led by Coach Mohai Mosheoa who is assisted by ’Marethabil­e Sepiriti with ’Matšepo Mohau as the team manager.

LNA publicist Telang Machela said the coaches are yet to select the best 12 players who will form the final team to represent the country at the annual championsh­ip.

LNA through the office of the Director of Developmen­t Shanduka Munyaradzi, first called the players for trials at the Ratjomose netball courts on July 4.

The selected players were drawn from City Eagles, Leqele High School, Focus and LCS among others.

The last time Lesotho competed at the African Netball Cup was in 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa where the squad lost dismally.

Lesotho were beaten 116-10 by South Africa on the opening day of the competitio­n before going down 98-24 to the She Cranes of Uganda.

 ??  ?? Lesotho in action against Uganda at the 2019 African Netball Championsh­ips in South Africa
Lesotho in action against Uganda at the 2019 African Netball Championsh­ips in South Africa

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