Standard Lesotho Bank and Metropolitan Lesotho have once more committed to support the Lesotho Premier League with the sponsorship of the Independence Cup tournament that takes place at Setsoto Stadium this October on the weekend of the 27th and 28th.
The four finalists are league reigning champions Bantu FC, league runners up Lioli FC as well as third placed Matlama FC and LDF FC, which finished in the Top 4 bracket last season and will be making its first appearance in the tournament. Standard Lesotho Bank and Metropolitan Lesotho have been proud sponsors for the last seven years and this edition of the Independence Cup is the eighth that the two co-sponsors have invested in, in order to join Basotho in the celebration of Independence through football.
Speaking at the official launch the newly elected Premier League Management Committee (PLMC) Chairperson Mr. Ikarabele Sello said the Independence Cup sponsors Metropolitan Lesotho and Standard Lesotho Bank have shown a real commitment over the years to investing in the growth of football in the country.
Mr. Sello indicated that individual prizes have increased where the top goal scorer will pocket M6,000, man of the match in each four games to be played during the final will each get M4,000, goalkeeper of the tournament will snatch M6,000 player of the tournament will also get M6,000 while referee and referee assistants will each receive M8,000 per game.
He therefore commended the sponsors for the gesture and appealed to participating teams to dish out entertaining football in order to attract possible sponsors.
In his remarks at the launch of the tournament, the Chief Financial Officer of Standard Lesotho Bank, Mr. Mokhejane Moleli mentioned that with this tournament, the two companies are celebrating the independence of Lesotho and also conveying their appreciation to the support that the nation continues to give to the two companies. ” As sponsors, we are grateful for the support that we continue to receive from our customers who relentlessly buy and use our products because it is with their support that this tournament is possible. We therefore encourage them to join us in celebrating the 52 years of our country’s independence in style.” He concluded.