MASERU — The Lesotho Softball Association (LSA) hopes to end the country’s 12-year wait for a medal at the Zone VI softball competitions in September.
Lesotho started taking part in these regional competitions in 1998 but has never won anything since.
Last week the LSA held national trials at Ha-Mabote in preparation for the Zone VI tournament to be held on home soil.
The trials will run until the end of June, culminating in the selection of a team of 18 for the tournament.
“We are always not performing very well and have never won a medal at these games,” LSA president ‘Mathubile Shebe told the Sunday Express.
“That’s why we started preparing for these competitions last week to make sure that we are prepared and ready to win a medal.”
She said the association realised it was critical to select a team for the September tournament early so that they could have adequate time for preparations.
“We believe it’s early for us and we hope we will be able to select Lesotho’ best softball team by the end of June,” she said.
“We know that we can win a medal from these games.”
Lesotho last hosted the Zone VI tournament in 2005.