SCORES of Basotho braved Thursday morning’s rainy weather eager to watch the start of the iconic Motul Roof of Africa in Maseru.
Nov. 10, 2022
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Motul Roof of Africa takes off in Maseru
Riders compete in the Round the Houses component
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The first port of call was the Round the Houses component that began at Maseru Club, via Ha Hoohlo, passing the Chinese Embassy, the United Nations (UN) House, and back to Maseru Club.
Prime Minister Sam Matekane along with the Minister of Local Government, Chieftainship, Home Affairs and Police, Lebona Lephema, and his Gender, Youth, Sport, Arts, Culture and Social Development counterpart, Pitso Lesaoana also watched the start of the historic race.
The time trial will follow at Lekhalong-la-baroa passing through some rural villages, valleys, rivers, and mountains between Friday and Saturday using various routes for different classes of bikers.
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Lesotho Off Road (LORA) Deputy President, Tobatsi Kuoe said they expect riders from over 20 countries including Austria, Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe among others.
The maiden Roof of Africa race was held in 1967 and has been since been an annual event except in 1998 when it was suspended due to the political instability that prevailed and in 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. LeNA