The M290 000 pledge was made by the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) President King’s Counsel Salemane Phafane immediately after the match. According to KC Phafane, the LeFA Executive Committee decided to give each member of the team the said amount as a token of appreciation for the hard work they did. “We thank you for the love and support over the two games against South Africa,” he said in a media release from LeFA.
The president also extended his vote of thanks to the government of Lesotho through Deputy Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki, the Minister of Gender and Youth, Sports and Recreation Dr Mahali Phamotse and other cabinet ministers, who travelled to Soweto to rally behind Likuena. He said through their support, Likuena were able to register an historic win over Bafana Bafana. KC Phafane alsoexpressed his gratitude to the supporters and the Premier League Management Committee (PLMC) members who also made the trip to Soweto.