Mafeteng – King Letsie III urged athletes representing the country at the Commonwealth Games to be held in Australia this year to prepare themselves through regular training so that they bring home victory.
He said this while delivering a speech at the Queen Mother Memorial Marathon held at Leshoboro Seeiso Sports Complex on Saturday to honour her birthday.
“It is only through regular trainings that you will be fit to challenge athletes from other countries,” said the King.
The King thanked the government of Lesotho through the Ministry of Gender, Sports, Youth and Recreation, Lesotho Sports and Recreation Commission and other involved stakeholders for continuing to support the Royal Family in remembering Queen Mother in such a respectful manner.
The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr. Temeki Tšolo highlighted that the day is very important in the history of the country as it marks the birthday of the hero Queen Mother ‘Mamohato Bereng Seeiso.
Mr. Tšolo congratulated 10 athletes selected to represent the country at the Commonwealth Games and wished them well, urging them to show the world that Lesotho has strong male and female athletes.
The minister urged all the athletes who are participate at the Games to exercise discipline all the time.
Speaking at the same occasion, the Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Gender, Sports, Youth and Recreation, Mr. Tjoetsane Seoka urged athletes to train seriously as they are entrusted to hold up the country’s flag at international level.
He said the ministry is currently working tirelessly to ensure full support of Team Lesotho.
The late Queen Mother ‘Mamohato Bereng Seeiso was born on April 28, 1941 at Tebang in the Mafeteng district and died in 2003 while attending a retreat at Auray Mission in Thaba-Tseka. Lena