FEDERATION of Lesotho Rugby (FLR) secretary general Litšitso Motšeremeli has called on all Econet Rugby League teams to prepare for the resumption of the league’s second round.
The government on Sunday gave all outdoor sports a greenlight to resume on from tomorrow. This was announced by Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro in his national address on Sunday evening.
And in line with the greenlight, Motšeremeli said they are hopeful to complete the second half of the season.
“After the prime minister’s speech on Sunday, we are ready to resume our league,” Motšeremeli said.
“However, we must also get direction from our mother bodies namely the Lesotho Sports and Recreation Commission (LSRC) and the Lesotho National Olympic Committee (LNOC).”
He stated all players should immediately start training individually while awaiting the mother bodies’ plans on how sports will resume.
“All players and coaches must bear in mind that the league will resume anytime soon, therefore they must be prepared. Once everything is clear, we will give teams only two weeks to prepare collectively before the league resumes.”
Motšeremeli said their target is to finish the league before the end of the year so that they will be able to start the new season in January 2021.
Sporting activities were banned in March this year on the back of the Covid-19 outbreak. But on Sunday Majoro announced that all outdoor sports will now be allowed to resume with a maximum of 100 people per activity.
The rugby league’s first round had already ended when sports were banned by the government in March this year. Maseru Warriors won the first round.
Meanwhile, Motšeremeli said the federation is also looking forward to investing in rugby development. In line with the developmental drive, they held a five-day first aid course for developmental coaches who will be visiting schools to work with kids.
“The return of sporting activities will allow us to continue with our developmental programmes… We have already trained our coaches who will work with kids.
“We will be visiting schools and we plead with schools to welcome our coaches as we want to spread the sport all over the country,” Motšeremeli said.