K4L backs team devoted to women's empowerment
Kick4Life has backed with newly founded Mots’eeo FC in an initiative to support women's empowerment in sports, particularly football.
K4L Director of Football Chris Bullock said: “We want to see women's rights in Lesotho progressing, and supporting the development of women's football is an important contribution that we can make, That is why we agreed to let Mots’eeo use our facilities,” said Bullock.
Mots’eeo FC was formed in March this year by a group of eight women who had never previously played football. One of the founding players and the President of the club, ‘Mapulane Phohleli Tsikoane said the club was established to encourage women in Lesotho to take part in sports. ”Freeze” as she is now popularly known in the football circles, said they are calling on other women to get involved.
As well as providing access to K4L facilities,Assistant Coach of the Senior Men’s team Elizabeth Yelimala assisted the ladies with football skills coaching, while Maleshoane “Lash” Mokhathi joined in with training. Lash is one of the pioneers of women football in Lesotho, having played for the national team and also occupying positions in the Lesotho Football Association.