Category Archives: Sports

Why Lesotho, Swazi players are not making it

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) is one of the most cosmopolitan leagues on the continent, with players coming from as far as Egypt and New Zealand – think Bidvest Wits striker Amr Gamal and SuperSport United’s Jeremy Brockie. However, at the moment the PSL seems to be a difficult place for nations closer to SA – Swaziland and Lesotho. This ...

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Under 20 to face Zimbabwe counterparts in COSAFA opening game

Under 20 to face Zimbabwe counterparts in COSAFA opening game

Lesotho’s under 20 youth team popularly known as Makoanyane XI will open up the 2017 Council of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) Youth Championships against Zimbabwe in Group C on Thursday at Nkana stadium. The team leaves for Zambia on Tuesday morning with a total of 19 players plus six technical team headed by Mr. Lehlohonolo Matlosa as team manager, ...

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Nkoka wins high altitude summer marathon

Nkoka wins high altitude summer marathon

MOKHOTLONG – Lebenya Nkoka received a hero’s welcome at Mokhotlong Pitso ground after winning the 42.2km of Lesotho High Altitude Summer Marathon. Speaking in an interview with LENA, Nkoka who completed the full marathon with at least 2:30 minutes and pocketed M100.000.00 as first prize money said the secret of his success relies much on athletics profession as his career. ...

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13-year-old win Under 20 COSSASA race

13-year-old win Under 20 COSSASA race

Manqabang Tsibela and Makhele Rammeea have won the five kilometres race which was held in the district on Saturday organised by the Lesotho Sports and Recreation (LSRC). Tsibela who is 13 years has been leading on the under 14 athletes and Rammeea 18 years led in over 19 athletes. Tsibela had taken 20:25 minutes to finish the race without competition ...

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Lesotho hold Malawi in friendly

Lesotho hold Malawi in friendly

The Flames of Malawi failed to beat the Crocodiles of Lesotho “Likuena” following a 1-1 draw in an international friendly match played at Bingu National Stadium on Saturday in their preparation for the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Morocco next year. The visitors took a surprising lead just a minute before the recess, through a corner, when the ...

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Tshepo Mathibelle wins Soweto Marathon

Tshepo Mathibelle wins Soweto Marathon

The flag of Lesotho waved proudly at the Soweto Marathon as Tsepo Mathibele ended Ethiopia’s dominance at the event. The 24th Soweto Marathon took place in the Johannesburg township, Soweto, yesterday. The race boasts historic attractions such as Vilakazi Street, Morris Isaacson High School, and the 16 June Memorial Acre. The runner from the Mountain Kingdom crossed the finish line ...

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Thabane yearns for performance based civil service

Thabane yearns for performance based civil service

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane yearns for a delivery service performance based public service with appropriate salary structure and he wishes to see this will come into effect with the reformed civil service. Thabane was speaking during a Public Service games launch by Maesaiah Thabane Trust Fund and Lesotho Football Association (LEFA) in Maseru on Thursday. He said Lesotho’s Public Service’s ...

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Makoanyane XI gears up for COSAFA Cup

Makoanyane XI gears up for COSAFA Cup

Lesotho Under-20 soccer squad, Makoanyane XI, have been training for the past 20 days, twice a week, to prepare for the annual COSAFA Youth Championships. The regional youth championship will be staged in Lusaka, Zambia from 6-16 December 06. The team Manager Mr. Lehlohonolo Matlosa said head coach, Mr. Leslie Notsi, started the training with 30 players, but he will ...

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Fight for national sports body not over

Fight for national sports body not over

The five associations which dragged the Lesotho National Olympic Committee (LNOC) to court in a bid to get a court order to prevent the national executive committee’s elections refuse to throw in the towel. The LNOC’S national executive elections will go ahead at Lehakoe Recreation Club on Friday. Speaking in an interview, one of the five associations, Lesotho Amateur Athletics ...

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