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LeFA construction project at advanced stage

Construction work underway at the DIFA Mohale's Hoek ground

Oct. 7, 2020 2 min read

CONSTRUCTION of the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA)’s technical centre and two artificial pitches is now at an advanced state, notwithstanding that the foreign constructor engaged was delayed by travel restrictions induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The facilities under construction are at the LeFA’s headquarters located at the Bambatha Tšita Sports Arena and the District Football Association (DIFA) Mohale’s Hoek ground.

The technical centre being erected at Bambatha comprises a state-of-the-art gymnasium, which will among others be utilised by all national teams for their physical training sessions.

The centre is being constructed by a local company and the structure was about to be roofed last week.

LeFA has meanwhile extended the period for the installation of the artificial pitches and construction of a spectators’ stand at one of the Bambatha Tšita playing grounds and the DIFA Mohale’s Hoek ground.

According to the association’s Secretary General Mokhosi Mohapi, that part of the construction work is being done by a company from Holland.

Mokhosi said due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the crew was unable to travel with ease and arrive in Lesotho on schedule, hence, the construction work started later than was expected.

Mokhosi was, however, quick add that the company has already started working on both grounds at a satisfactory pace.

“The progress is indeed satisfying,” he also said.


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LeFA Secretary General Mokhosi Mohapi

The construction work at Bambatha began a fortnight ago and a last week at the Mohale’s Hoek DIFA ground.

The venture is funded by the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) Forward Project and is expected to be completed by 2021.

The two grounds will bring the total number of artificial pitches in Lesotho to four, including the DIFA Maputsoe ground and the Setsoto stadium.

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