MASERU — South African premier league giants, Kaizer Chiefs, will be in Lesotho for a pre-season tour next year. Amakhosi, as the club is affectionately known, will play against the country’s top clubs during the visit. The Chiefs tour to the Mountain Kingdom was revealed by the Sports Minister, Thesele ’Maseribane on Thursday. ’Maseribane was speaking during his visit to the Qoaling Highlanders football grounds, where they league rookies had invited the minister to share their challenges with him.
“I’m aware of all the challenges facing sports in this country not only in football. “However I’m confident that with the support from the sports fraternity we will win the battle in the end,” ’Maseribane said. The minister said his ministry is facing serious challenges to improve sports in the country. “My office is aware of the lack of resources and the need to improve the facilities that we have in this country, but unfortunately the budget for sports is not enough,” he said.
“We are doing all we can to make sure that we catch up with the rest of the world as far as sports is concerned. “The target is to transform football into a professional entity and I will be meeting South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula in this regard,” he said. “Their country has already reached that level and we want them to show us the way,” said ’Maseribane. The minister also revealed that he had a meeting with the manager of Kaizer Chiefs, Bobby Motaung.
“He was here today as part of the plans to have their team in the country next year for their pre-season,” he said. The minister said Motaung was already visiting some of the facilities that Kaizer Chiefs will use during their visit to Lesotho.