Lesotho Volleyball Association public relation officer Mr Buller Phalatsi says preparations are at an advanced stage for the open winter tournament extravaganza.
Phalatse said many teams from local and outside the country have shown interest.
“Eswatini, Botswana and RSA have indicated that that they want to come to Lesotho for this competition”, said Phalatsi.
He said Botswana would not make it due to the fact that their league games are still on. Eswatini and RSA bring teams that will partake in the tournament. Two clubs from RSA showed interest.
Since this endevour is open even for the teams that are not registered with LVA, other teams like Metropolitan and Lesotho Electrical Company would be on board.
The registration is M500 for the local teams and foreign clubs pay M700. The registration period ends on July 12, 2018.
Buller said players are excited that this tournament is going to take place. They are using it to keep themselves busy during the winter off season.
“The sponsor is thrilled with the preparations of the tournament”, said the PRO.
He said the sponsor’s business Khethollo Tsakatsi Japanese Car Importers is flourishing. Therefore he is anticipated that next year LVA will get more funding from this company.
In an interview with Mr Tsakatsi some time back he told our reporter that if business grows he will see to it that the sponsorship increases.
In the meantime, LVA hosted a one day referee’s refresher workshop at Lesotho National Olympic Committee (LNOC) premises on Sunday 8, July.
According to Phalatse the aim of the workshop was to discuss the rules of the game.
He said 15 empires participated in this endevour and it was sponsored by LNOC and LVA.
The LNOC Financial Administration Manager Ms Palesa Katile confirmed that they have contributed in order for the workshop to be a success.
“LNOC provided the venue for the workshop seminar”, said Katile.
LNOC is one of the bodies that are mandated to see to it that sports grow in the country.
They sponsor activities like Olympics and Commonwealth Games to mention a few. Their programmes focus mostly on elite players, while Lesotho Sport and Recreation Commission (LSRC) concentrate on development.