Lesia HS, COPA Coca-cola champions

Lesia high school grilled Maseribana two zero (2-0) and claimed championship of COPA Coca-Cola competition.

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Hon. Mothepu Mahapa hands over the trophy to the champ’s captain

As a result Lesia walked away with gold medals, trophy and each player got big tourists travelling bags, track suits and squeeze bottles.

Maseribana high school appeared second position and was awarded with silver, sports bags, track suits and squeeze bottles.

At third position was Rasetimela which got bronze, track suits and sports bags.

Mapholaneng from Mokhotlong district snatched the consolation price of sports bags and squeeze bottles.

12 teams from 12 zones in Lesotho participated in this endevour from August 31 to September 2 at Setsoto stadium.

Our reporter approached Lesotho Football Association (LEFA) referees coordinator Mr Mohau Sentšo.

Sentšo said the level of competition was high. He showed that last year there were few players from senior teams.

“This year there are no prominent names, but performance was tremendous”, said Sentšo.

He made an example of the first match between Lesia and Paray. He said Lesia was on fire, as results it won that game with 4-1 and claimed the glory in the final stage.

LISA public relations officer Mr Teboho Pholo said the competition started with entertainment and was officially opened by the Deputy President of Lesotho Sports and Recreation Commission and President of LISA Mr Caswell Moru.

Pholo stressed that the assistant minister of Education and Training Honorable Mothepu Mahapa had been present from day one to the end of the competition, which motivated the players most.

The assistant minister participated in the match between the teachers from north against southern districts.

The assistant minister told our reporter that he grabbed the championship in 2013 and 2016 when he was at Masitise high school.

When asked about the level of the competition Pholo showed said all teams were equal, there was no deference from the urban and the rural clubs.

He shared the same sentiment with Sentšo by saying that the level of the competition was at all its best.

He said there were boys that could be identified and given the opportunity to the upper level and perform better.

Pholo cited an example of number 10 from St Paul and number seven from Laghetto high schools.

He further indicated that amongst these players there were those that play for A, B and Premier League categories. LISA PRO said about 12 players were Premier League giants.

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