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Premier League to announce fixtures

Teboho Molapo

 MASERU — The Premier League will tomorrow release match fixtures for the new season, giving teams only a week to prepare for their clashes on the opening day of the season next Saturday.

The start of the Vodacom Premier League has been delayed by three weeks because of elections for a new Premier League committee and club registrations.

Speaking to the Sunday Express on Thursday, Premier League public relations officer Lehlohonolo Matlosa said the league’s committee would meet today before releasing the fixtures list tomorrow.

“We are going to meet on Sunday,” Matlosa said.

“We are going are going to release the fixtures on Monday.”

Matlosa said he wasn’t sure whether the MGC Supa 8 cup competition would be played this season.

Last season the MGC Supa 8 kicked off in August but there has been no word from organisers or sponsors on the tournament so far.

The two-year agreement between the Matekane Group of Companies (MGC) and Lesotho Football Association ended last season.

“At the moment we are still in the dark about that (competition),” Matlosa said.

Matlosa said today’s meeting would thrash out main issues from last season such as refereeing.

He said the league will also conduct checks of club grounds and review football rules before the new season starts.

“Referees and secretaries of the clubs will be present at the meeting. We are going to go over areas such as the laws of the game to avoid the situations we had last season. We are going to check the grounds of the new teams in the league,” Matlosa said.

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