Econet dresses up FLR

Econet dresses up FLR

MASERU – Econet Telecom Lesotho (ETL) has presented the Federation of Lesotho Rugby (FLR) with a brand new kit for the national team ahead of this weekend’s Rugby Africa Regional Sevens South championship.
The kit sponsorship continues a close relationship between Econet and the FLR that dates back to 2012 when the federation was formed.

In total, Econet has spent M90 000 on the kit and other equipment the national rugby side, Likatola, will use on and off the field.
Likatola’s home kit is green with white and blue colours while the away strip is blue with green and white trim.
The jersey arrives on the eve of Lesotho’s first-ever hosting of the Rugby Africa Regional Sevens and the honour will fall to Bocheletsane in Mantšonyane.

The FLR said it is taking the championships to the country’s rural areas to show rugby is not an urban sport.
Speaking on Wednesday, FLR secretary general Litšitso Motšeremeli said four countries – Congo Brazzaville, Eswatini, Mozambique and Burundi – are expected to touchdown in Lesotho by tomorrow to compete for the annual title which will be played on Saturday and Sunday.

Congo Brazzaville, Eswatini, Mozambique will land at O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa and will be escorted to Lesotho.
Motšeremeli, however, was unsure if Burundi would land in Johannesburg or at Moshoeshoe I Airport.
FLR president Fetang Selialia also expressed his excitement and he lauded Econet for its unwavering support of Lesotho rugby.

“I don’t know what to say, Econet has always been there for us; even when we had tragedy they were the first ones to offer help,” Selialia said.
“They were the first company to buy us jerseys when the association was still new and now they have done it again. Thank you to Econet management. What is left now is for the players to go and represent the country. We are prepared ourselves (as FLR) and that is why we are taking the games away (to Mantšonyane) to show it shouldn’t only be played in Maseru,” Selialia added.

Speaking on behalf of Econet, its public relations officer, Puleng Masoabi, said the company is fulfilling a promise made by its chief executive officer, Dennis Plaatjies, that Econet would buy Likatola a jersey for the Rugby Africa Regional Sevens South championship.
Meanwhile, Rugby Africa development officer Johnbosco Muamba is in the country to conduct a referees and coaches training course at Lesotho High School.

Lesotho Sevens team:

Sechaba Mokhele, Lebohang Ntšinyi, Bonki Mochesane, Motheo Mokhothu, Kubutu Makhakhe, Bokang Ncheke, Reatile Joele, Karabo Mphaki, Thabo Makuta, Paul Marie, Lehlohonolo Mohasi, Kelello Linakane

Coach: Morapeli Motaung

Team manager: Keketso Sejake

Standby players:
Thabiso Morojele, Lebatla Lebatla, Lebohang Nthako, Ratoti Lebesa

Tlalane Phahla


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