Lesotho Lawn Tennis Association (LLTA) president, Kamohelo Hlomisi, is confident his team would win silverware at the 2015 All-Africa Games scheduled for 4-19 September in Congo-Brazzaville.
The association would be sending a seven-member team to the quadrennial multisport tournament, according to Hlomisi.
“We are sending a male team made up of Lebelo Mosehle, Paseka Motsamai, Bishop Mosebi and Khojane Khethisa, while the ladies side would comprise ‘Mammuso Rannana, Pulane Monyatsi and Nthabiseng Nqosa.
“The players held a training camp in Pretoria at the Theuns Van Rensburg Tennis Academy last weekend, where they played 19 matches, winning 10 of them and losing nine.
“The team looked very promising hence this optimism. The preparations might not be exactly what we had hoped for, but we have become used to this.
“But last weekend’s matches gave them the challenge they needed as they have to play different opponents to really test themselves ahead of the All-Africa Games,” he said.
Hlomisi singled out Mosehle whom he said stood a greater chance of success at the continental showcaset.
“One of our players, Mosehle, has just left for the United States. He is very good and I am confident he will bring home a medal as he is very experienced. But it is not only him who we expect to excel in Congo as we have other good players in the team, like I said. My only worry is about our female team.”
According to Hlomisi, the team could also hold a weeklong camp in Botswana before leaving for the Congo.
“We have received an invite from Botswana; they want us to camp there for a week before the Games start. But we still have to submit the proposal to the Sports Commission.”
Hlomisi added the team would leave for Congo on 28 August, with Mosehle joining his teammates from the US.