MASERU — Manonyane FC has been resurrected from the dead after its controversial collapse in 1999.
The Roma community plans to have Manonyane in the Premier League again, but might start by buying a first division franchise next season.
Manonyane failed to take their place in the top-flight league in 1999 following a serious dispute between the club’s management and the Lesotho Football Association.
The team, torn apart by the wrangling, disintegrated soon after.
But Manonyane are expected back in domestic football this year.
Mohau Thakaso was elected as the club’s interim chairperson at a meeting held in Roma last week.
Thakaso this week told the Lesotho Times that the Roma team had set their targets on playing Premier League football.
“The interim committee was elected and we are planning to take Manonyane to the next level,” Thakaso said.
“Our plan is to make sure that Manonyane returns to the Premier League by 2010.”
Thakaso said they were in negotiations to buy first division side Little Flowers’ franchise.
“We are going to buy a franchise in the A Division first,” he said.