MASERU – Premier league giants, Lioli, have sealed a new kit sponsorship deal with local company, Basutoland Ink. Lioli public relations officer, Moeketsi Pitso, confirmed to the Sunday Express that the Teyateyaneng-based outfit will be wearing the new attire in the second round of the 2012/13 league season. “Indeed, I can confirm to you that Basutoland Ink is going to provide our new attire,” Pitso said. “We still have to finalise a few details before launching our new kit, but all details will be made available very soon.”
Tse Nala previously used the Umbro kit, but is set to ditch it for the local brand.
Basutoland Ink is a well known local clothing brand and has been providing attire to the Lesotho Football Association for use by national teams for the past year. Pitso also told this paper that Tse Nala have no plans of going on a spending spree in the January transfer window. “We are not going to bring a lot players, we are happy with what we have and only a striker will be added onto the squad,” said Pitso. He said they are working on the paperwork of their new goal poacher before they can conclude the deal.
“There were a few Ghanaian players training with us for the last few weeks, unfortunately they did not impress us and have since been let go,” he said. Lioli went to the Christmas break at the top of the log table and Pitso said their ambition is to bring back the league trophy to Teyateyaneng. Young striker, Tšepo Seturumane, was unstoppable in the first round of the league season and is expected to continue with his fine form in the second round The Lehlohonolo Thotanyana-coached side have also been boosted by the return of first choice goalkeeper, Mohau Kuenane, from a long injury lay-off.
Kuenane, who was also the first choice goalkeeper for Likuena before suffering the knee injury, is one of the experienced players in the Tse Nala squad. He was a member of the Lioli 2008/09 league winning squad that ended a 24-year league trophy drought.