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Mosehle ready for US challenge


Moorosi Tsiane

America-based tennis star Lebelo Mosehle says he is more than ready for his first appearance in the National Junior College Athletics Association League when it roars into life next month.

Mosehle moved to the Kansas in August last year to study at Seward County Community College.

“Our league is starting in the third week of February and our first match will be away in Dallas. I am more than ready to make a new beginning. I had a few shin splints while practicing on the clay court in Florida but I feel good now and ready for it,” Mosehle said.

The 20-year-old Mosehle said the target is to finish in the top 10.

“Like I said, I think I have settled now and my focus will now be on the league because the target is to mark my debut season with a bang. I am at least looking for a top 10 finish.

“It is not going to be easy, I know, but I am willing to give it my all. I think I owe that to my country and people back home since we let the country down in last year’s All-Africa Games held in Brazzaville,” he said.

Mosehle won Lesotho’s other bronze medal at the 2015 All-Africa Games held in September in Congo. The other bronze medal was from boxing.

However, Mosehle said the prevailing weather might be a challenge.

“I have learnt that our school finished fourth (in tennis) last season so we will be striving for a third-place finish this season. It is really tough here; there is too much snow and we are not getting enough time to practice,” said Mosehle.

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