• 13 December, 2018

By Tmglive

Manqabang Tsibela did not disappoint as she has added the number of medals from one to two after scooping first gold medal 3000 metres on Wednesday.

This was additional medal to Nyathi Motlojoa’s first bronze medal for the Team Lesotho currently at the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 Under 20 Games on going in Gaborone, Botswana.
Motlojoa beat a Mozambican opponent Bruno Nhavene 7-6 to clinch the first ever medal for the Team Lesotho in the tennis third place play off after he lost in the semi-final.

Manqabang Tsibela did not disappoint as she has added the number of medals from one to two after scooping first gold medal 3000 metres on Wednesday.
This is the second medal in two days for Tsibela after winning a bronze medal in 1500 metres after finishing on third, behind Zambian and South African runners and this brings the total of the medals for Team Lesotho to three.
Team Lesotho is represented by 90 athletes drawn from Athletics, Athletes of people with disability, Boxing, Netball, Ladies Soccer and Tennis at the 2018 AUSC Region 5 Youth Games.
Lesotho was handed a baton as the next host of the AUSC Region 5 Youth Games and Minister of Gender and Youth, Sport and Recreation Dr. Mahali Phamotse received the baton on behalf of the government of Lesotho from Botswana counterparts.
The Lesotho Local Organising Committee (LOC) led by Mr. Fusi Notoane is in Botswana as part of study tour to learn organising the games of such magnitude.
The LOC has also visited Botswana during the AUSC Region 5 Games preparations and hosted the Regional Organsing Committee as part of familiarisation and inspection of facilities that will be used to host the game in 2020.
The regional body also met with the government to get a political will for Lesotho as the next host of the AUSC region 5 Games.
South Africa is currently leading the medal tally with 14 gold medals followed by Angola with 10 gold medals and Zambia (2) on third, Malawi (1).
Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique have no gold medals but follow on fifth, sixth and seventh with five and one silver medals while Mozambique gallop on eighth with three bronze medals and Lesotho completes the nine countries which have registered their medals and eSwatini is yet to win a medal on tenth spot.
The AUSC Region 5 will be closed on December 17.
Lena

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