Lioli to play at new ground

Lioli to play at new ground

Teyateyaneng – Econet Premier League giants Lioli will play at their newly-renovated Teyateyaneng home ground for the first time on October 14 against Liphakoe, the club has revealed. According to the club’s communication and marketing manager Tšeliso Lerata, there will be an official handover by the Ministry of Sports before the league game against their Quthing visitors kicks off.

The ceremony was initially scheduled to take place three weeks ago but was postponed.
Since then news of Lioli’s first game back home has been eagerly awaited by ‘Tse Nala’ fans.
Lioli have been using Maseru’s Setsoto Stadium – roughly 40 kilometres away from their Teyateyaneng heartland – to host matches for the past two seasons.

However, with the completion of their Teyateyaneng ground, ‘Tse Nala’ can now look forward to hosting fixtures in Berea.
Lerata said Lioli’s first game back home will be a memorable occasion.
“This is great news for the fans and Berea community at large,” he said.

“Now Lioli will be playing at home and the fans will be able to watch their team. They have been complaining for a long time and we have heard them.”

“We will play our first match here against Liphakoe and that match is going to be special,” Lerata added. “Tickets will only cost M10 for that game but at 11am there will be a handover ceremony from the Minister of Sports (Kabelo Mafura) to the executive committee of Lioli.”
‘Tse Nala’ haven’t played at their beloved home base since May 2015 when the club decided to replace the dirt pitch with grass and renovate the ground’s surroundings.

Construction work began last year and the costs, which ran up to M1 million according to club insiders, were covered by the ministry of sports.
The upgrades to Lioli’s ground include new grass turf and fully-furnished dressing room facilities.

Luciah Phahla

 

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