STADIUM TO BE REVAMPED
Government of Lesotho has resolved to reconstruct the only
stadium in the country to upgrade it to international
This was disclosed by the Principal Secretary for the
Ministry of Gender and Youth, Sports and Recreation Mr.
Makalo Theko during the presentation of soccer kit to
Likhopo F.C by Lesotho Sugar Packers (LSP) at Lesotho Sun on
Friday, 26th January.
Mr. Theko said Federation of International Football
Association (FIFA) delegation visited the country and
inspected some sporting facilities and advised the
government to upgrade the stadium.
He pointed out that the cabinet has already approved the
idea and construction work will commence mid year as part of
preparing for the forth coming soccer world cup in 2010 to
be hosted in South Africa.
Furthermore, Mr. Theko noted that the government has also
decided to improve sporting facilities throughout the
country so that at least each of the ten districts has good
The Principal Secretary also pledged that the government has
also drafted the tax exemption bill which will allow
businesses investing in sporting activities for tax
exemption as an attempt to attract companies to fund such
“This is part of promoting peace and stability in the
country as participation in sports unite people from
different backgrounds and gives a platform for interaction,”
Setsoto stadium has a capacity of between 20 000 to 25 000
and accommodates various sporting activities such as soccer,
track and field events including offices for several