THE morale is high in the Qacha’s Nek Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) Football Club camp after it recently received a playing kit from Bo-Ma Group of Companies.
The A – Division Southern Stream outfit received a 15-piece playing kit that came along with 15 pairs of socks, a soccer ball, armband and a carrying bag.
According to the Qacha’s Neck District Commissioner, Superintendent Teboho David Makoetlane, the donation from Bo Ma Group will inspire even better performances from the club, which harbours ambitions of getting promotion to the premier league.
The club is currently sixth on the 10-team log.
Supt Makoetlane said while the club is a property of the LMPS, it often relies on good samaritans to provide additional support for some of its needs where the management falls short.
“This donation is a real shot in the arm for our club, which can really do with more such donations so we are grateful to Ntate Bokang Matsipa,” Supt Makoetlane said.
For his part, chairman of Bo-Ma Group, Matsipa, who is renowned for being a pioneer in the country’s nascent medical cannabis industry development, said the club has immense potential to do well.
Matsipa said the decision to donate the kit to the Qacha’s Neck LMPS soccer team was also influenced by the fact that he was born in the district.
“As a product of Qacha’s Nek, I felt compelled to support the Qacha’s Nek LMPS team as it is representing the district well in the lower national league. The club is in contention to get promotion to the premier league this season.”
Mr Matsipa further said the decision was also informed by the fact that Qacha LMPS have shown unwavering support to the company’s operations in the district.
“When the first legal production of medical cannabis took place in Lesotho, it was done in Qacha’s Nek and we did not encounter any criminal challenges because of the support of Qacha’s Nek LMPS,” Matsipa said.
He also indicated that his vermiculture (controlled growing of worms) projects that are based in Qacha’s Nek have also not been disrupted by criminals owing to the support of the police.