Maseru – Lesotho Netball Association LNA umpire Mr. Chakatsa Lephole has been invited to officiate the Africa Senior Championship in Uganda.
LNA Public Relations Officer Ms. ‘Mats’epo Mohau said the invitation shows growth of netball in Lesotho, saying they have worked hard to ensure their umpires qualify for this opportunity.
She said the event will commence on June 23rd to 30th and they expect Mr. Lephole, who has also been invited to officiate the Netball Youth World Cup 2017 in Botswana from July fourth to 16th, to learn from his counterparts in order to develop the sport in the country.
Ms. Mohau said at this event, he will be screened for the International Umpires Award, saying LNA will not take part as a team in Botswana as at the moment they are mainly focusing on developing their talent.
She added that they also give the youth an opportunity to improve their skills in order to advance netball in Lesotho and make it a professional sport that will enable people to sustain their lives.