Lesotho Basketball Association will embark on women tournament this coming weekend at Lehakoe Recreational Center in Maseru.
According to LBA President Mr Fako Masupha this precious endevour kicks off on August 24 to 25.
Masupha told Lesotho Sports Blizz that the event was established in 2012, it is meant to commemorate women month.
“The aim is to show women talent, to empower them and to compete effectively”, said the President.
He concluded that women should be given full support.
The director of women in sports and member of executive committee Ms Neo Nkokoto showed that they are here to empower women.
“My task is to see that percentage of women in sport grows”, said Nkokoto
She emphasized that women need to take part in leadership and be empowered in all sectors.
“We want women with character, courage and commitment”, she continued.
As a result sport is the best tool to achieve that.
Nkokoto stressed that support is very slim for women in basketball. Therefore, she is trying to change that situation.
She further indicated that women in business would be given an opportunity to advertize their products and share skills and any development aspects with players including catering, sewing and many others.
Sponsors of the event include Mohloli oa Tsebo Training and Development (MTTD), Lesotho National Council of Women (LNCW) and HUFODS Media.