Four local women’s football teams are expected to compete in Lesotho next month. The local teams were recently invited to compete in international friendly games in the neighbouring country. The invitations come after the Botswana Football Association (BFA) National Executive Committee (NEC) recently took a stern decision to halt women’s football activities.
Nevertheles, former Women’s football Secretary General Oaitse Moeti is one of the few people who kept the fire burning by giving ladies football teams action since the decision was taken. Moeti organises ladies football games for top clubs like Mexican girls, Double Action, Prisons and UB Kicks. The upcoming tournament is meant to raise funds for clubs, which will take part at an international tournament to be hosted in Lesotho. The tournament will be hosted by Kick For Life football Club in Lesotho.
The organisers paired the football tournament with beauty contest in a quest to raise funds. “The tournament is expected to run from 8th until 15th December 2017. The four teams have since taken it upon themselves to drive fundraising activities in preparations for the tournament. A fund raising tournament will be played on Saturday 4th November at Gaborone west Secondary School grounds. The games will start at 07:30 till 17:00. The match between UB Kicks versus Double Action will start at 08:00; the other game will be between Mexican Girls and Prison at 10:00. The teams, which will win their games, will proceed to the finals to be played at 15:00. The Beauty contest will follow later in the evening at 19:00 at UB Amphitheatre.
The contest will bring together about 26 women footballers across the country to compete in two different games. The contest is open to ladies who are active in the game. There is no charge for games, whilst beauty contest event charges P40 VIP and P20 elsewhere. The winners of beauty contest will get P1500 for the Queen, the 1st princess will walk away with P1000 and the 2nd princess will take home P500.