Kick4Life F.C. Team Histories
Kick4Life staff, volunteers, coaches and participants started playing together as a team in the local Maseru League in 2008, as a chance to play competitive football alongside Kick4Life’s charity programs. In 2009 Kick4Life ran a HIV education course for Premier League players in partnership with LEFA. Two of the players had a great passion for what Kick4Life was doing and decided to join the team, which was already playing in the A Division South, one below the top flight. In 2013/14 the team was promoted to the Lesotho Premier League for the first time.
Kick4Life F.C. formed and plays in local Maseru League.
8th in A Division South. Coached by Ntate Shane the team needed to win 3 out of their last 4 games to stay up and succeeded including a dramatic 90th minute winner in the penultimate game of the season.
Maintained A Division South Status.
2nd in A Division South. ‘Dona’ takes over as coach and the team had a very successful season. They went into the last game of the season knowing a win away against Rovers F.C. would secure an unlikely promotion to the Premier League. The game ended 1-1.
8th in A Division South. Lost several key players and avoided relegation by one place.
Champions of A Division South. Signed Robert Mekomba from Premier League Champions Lioli who was inspired by the vision of Kick4Life. Lost first game of the season but them went 16 game unbeaten to win the title and gain promotion to the Premier League. Also won the overall A Division title, beating A Division North champions Qalo, 3-0, at the national stadium.
Kick4Life Ladies was started in 2010, by Maphoka Ramokoatsi to provide an opportunity for female participants, such as herself, to play competitive football. By 2013 the team had been recognized as one of the top two women’s clubs in Lesotho and in January 2014 they finished runners up of the Maseru District League Competition.
The team is playing an important part in supporting the growth of women’s football in Lesotho, and will be a founding member of the Lesotho Women’s Super League which is hopefully launching soon.