Five premier league clubs get kits

Five premier league clubs get kits

MASERU-Metropolitan Lesotho and Basutoland Ink have handed football kits worth up to M500 000 to five Econet Premier League clubs without sponsors.

The move comes ahead of the new league season which is set to start next month after the return of sports was given the green light by the government two weeks ago.
This is the second time Metropolitan is helping clubs that do not have sponsorship after doing the same before the start of last season.

Last year Metropolitan bought kits made by Umbro for clubs and this season it has teamed up with local apparel company Basutoland Ink.
The clubs that have benefited are Sefotha-fotha, Lijabatho, Lifofane, Liphakoe and Swallows and, just like last year, each team has received a full home and away kit.

Metropolitan has also bought each team 100 replica jerseys which they will be able to sell to generate income, while Basutoland Ink chipped in with M65 000 to buy each side an away kit.
The jerseys have been available since early in the year and the plan was to do their handover in March but the coronavirus pandemic struck and stopped everything, including all sports in the country.

With football now set to return, Metropolitan said it hopes the new gear will fuel the recipient clubs to up their game in the 2020/21 campaign.
The insurance provider has long been a supporter of Lesotho football and has been a backer of the Lesotho Football Association’s youth set-up since 2002.

Metropolitan said it will continue to support sport in the country for as long as it can because of the support it receives from Basotho.
Meanwhile, speaking for Basutoland Ink, its managing director Bokang Kheekhe thanked Metropolitan for trusting them with providing the kits and he said Basutoland Ink are committed to helping local football.

“Here were a lot of challenges but we are happy with Metropolitan for choosing to work with us and we felt we needed to add something on whatever they were putting down,” Kheekhe said.

“The kits had been ready but COVID-19 stopped everything which is why we are only doing the handover today.”
Kheekhe said Basutoland Ink is hoping to build a relationship with Sefotha-fotha, Lijabatho, Lifofane, Liphakoe and Swallows beyond supplying kits for the coming season.

“We are going to take this opportunity to build a relationship with these five clubs because they have a following,” he said.
“Liphakoe is from Quthing and there is probably 100 000 people there that we want to build a relationship with, we want to work with the clubs beyond this (deal),” he added

Speaking on behalf of the Premier League Management Committee (PLMC), Sefotha-fotha vice-president Hlompho Maitin urged the football community to support Metropolitan and Basutoland Ink who are going out of their way to help local football.
Maitin also congratulated the clubs on receiving their new kits.

Tlalane Phahla

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