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LeFA technical centre project complete

May 3, 2021 2 min read

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THE construction of the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA)’s technical centre is complete and the construction company is ready to hand over the facility to LeFA soon.

According to LeFA’s Media Officer Mikia Kalati, the centre comprises of a state-of-the-art gymnasium that will be used by all national teams which used to utilise the Lehakoe Recreational Centre for their physical training sessions.

Kalati told Metro that part of the project which is the installation of artificial turf at the Bambatha Tšita Sports Arena and the Mohale's Hoek sports ground will also be finalised in less than a month.

He said the first spectator stand with dressing rooms at Bambatha ground is almost complete with three more to follow soon.

The construction project which started last year around August was expected to be completed in June.

But Kalati said due to the delay imposed by unfavourable weather conditions towards the end of last year and the COVID-19 national lockdowns, the project is likely to be completed beyond the expected time.

“The construction of artificial turf is done by foreign experts, Adel Grass Company from Holland, while the construction of the technical centre is carried out by a local company called Maphoi Construction. Construction in Maseru commenced earlier last year, followed by the one in Mohale’s Hoek a few weeks later,” Kalati said.  

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He further showed that the on-going infrastructural development has created jobs for over 120 Basotho since its commencement.

The two grounds will add the number of grounds fitted with artificial turf to four after the DIFA Maputsoe ground and Setsoto stadium, which were both installed by LeFA. 

This project is part of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) Forward project which is meant for facilities improvement in contributing towards football development.  

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