LCS netball team will lock horns with other champions from the SADC region in the Goldennet Africa Premier League on Friday at Orlando Indoor Sports Arena in Soweto, South Africa.
The 12-team women’s tournament will be held over three days with two pools of six teams each battling it out in a round robin format.
LCS manager, Mary Mokoatle, told the Sunday Express that the league features teams from Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi and seven teams from South Africa.
She further said the South Africa meeting was just the first leg and other legs of the league would be played next year in different countries including Lesotho.
“We will depart for South Africa next week,” Mokoatle said, adding, “the top two teams will qualify for the finals early next year”.
“The first matches will be played this coming weekend and on the weekend of 3 to 5 November we will play in Durban before playing at home in January next year. The finals will be staged in Soweto in March 2018.”
She said such competitions helped develop the sport in Lesotho by giving players the much-needed international exposure.
“As LCS we have been participating in many international competitions and our performance in our domestic league says it all.
“It is very important to play regularly internationally because that exposure helps players to develop tactically and mentally.
“We usually include a few players from other teams so that the experience is shared with all local sides. This time we have identified a defender from Leqele High School,” Mokoatle said.