MASERU — Lesotho is set to take part in the Confederation of Southern African Sports Association (Cosasa) games that roar into life in Windhoek, Namibia, tomorrow.
The games are scheduled to run from tomorrow to Saturday.
Lesotho will brace up against hosts Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Lesotho will take part in the netball Under-13, football Under-13 and 17, as well as volleyball Under-17 age groups.
Lesotho Institute of Sports Association (Lisa) public relations officer, Letsatsi Ntsibolane, told the Lesotho Times earlier this week that the 56-member team was scheduled to leave the country on Tuesday.
Ntsibolane said they are disappointed after they failed to get new attire.
“We don’t have an attire to use for these competitions and we will be using the one that we used in 2007,” Ntsibolane said.
“As one can understand, this attire has been used since 2007 by different team members and it is really torn and some players are not fitting perfectly in it,” he said.
“Imagine how ashamed we are going to be during the opening ceremony with our team dressed in torn attire. How would these kids feel when they realise that they are looking shoddy as compared to their competitors?” Ntsibolane asked.
“But we will try not to dwell more on this and instead concentrate on raising the national flag high,” he said.
He said the Lesotho Sports and Recreation Commission has in the past helped Team Lesotho get into these games through quarterly subventions.
A local cosmetics company, TMB Tradings, has also lent a helping hand after donating 20 T-shirts and windbreakers.
The last time Lesotho competed in these games, the country collected two silver medals from football (female and male), fourth position in volleyball while the basketball team finished fifth.