|Lesotho has been invited to the Kwesé Sports Sevens competition...|
Lesotho has been invited to take part in the two-day Kwesé Sports Victoria Falls Sevens international tournament later this month.
The competition will be held at Victoria Falls Primary School in Zimbabwe on March 18 and 19 and Lesotho has been asked to send both a men’s and women’s team to the tournament.
The men’s sevens team will be selected from the national team Likoatola while the women’s team will be made up mostly of the Maseru Select rugby club. Both teams have started training and preparing, however, Federation of Lesotho Rugby (FLR) general secretary Litšitso Motšeremeli said the association is still struggling to secure transport to go to Zimbabwe.
“We are ready to attend this tournament if the transport issue could be solved,” Motšeremeli said. “We do not want to miss this chance because it would be a yard stick to measure our strengths and weaknesses.”
Motšeremeli said the Kwesé Sevens tournament will be Lesotho’s first steps towards its attempts to qualify for 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens which will be held in the United States of America.
“The tournament is going to help us weigh our sevens teams and will also boost our teams with international exposure,” he added.
The Kwesé Sevens would also be part of Lesotho’s preparations for the Rugby Africa South 1D tournament in October. The 15-a-side competition will be held in Mafeteng and Likoatola will take on Malawi and Swaziland with the winner gaining promotion to Rugby Africa’s 1C tier next year.