MASERU — Premier league side, LMPS, on Monday received a sponsorship boost of 26 pairs of soccer boots from Metropolitan Lesotho.
Making the hand over, Metropolitan Head of Retail, Makhakhe Maliehe, told a media briefing that the sponsorship of soccer boots is part of their agreement to help the Police side.
“We have been helping LMPS with a soccer kit for the past three years and we are happy to be doing it again today,” Maliehe said.
“We recently handed a playing kit to the Police team and today we are only giving out soccer boots because we have been told that the club was in serious need.
He said they were approached by the management of the club regarding a crisis of soccer boots at the club.
The boots cost M22 000. “We put a lot of money to buy the boots and we hope that since the boots crisis has been solved, the club will start to get good results on the field of play,” said Makhakhe.
He said they expect LMPS to do well and finish the campaign on a respectable position.
“I believe these boots will play a part to motivate the team to start getting positive results,” he said.
Commissioner of Police, Keketso Monaheng, thanked Metropolitan for the job well done.
He urged police to continue working and protect their partnership with the Insurance Company.
Mosito “Chipa” Lekholoa, LMPS president, also passed his gratitude of thanks to Metropolitan Lesotho for the sponsorship.
He said the team bagged their first win of the 2013/14 season last weekend and will maintain the standards going forward.
“The announcement of the sponsorship came at the right time when the team just overcame their poor run that saw them registering their first win of the season and it will motivate the players to maintain the momentum,” Lekholoa said.
“It is also important for the players to continue with their good discipline on and off the pitch so that we continue to attract sponsors like Metropolitan Lesotho,” he said.
LMPS lost three of their opening five matches with a subsequent win and a draw.