Kick4Life secures American scholarships for players

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Kick4Life secures American scholarships for players
Kick4Life secures American scholarships for players

Africa-Press – Lesotho. Kick4Life (K4L) has secured two international scholarships in the United States of America for Bakuena Ramakatsa (18) and Thabo Mahlaha (20). The athletic sponsorship will allow both players to further their studies in the US. K4L announced on Thursday. The duo will depart to the United States of America (USA) next week to pursue both their academic and football careers.

K4L Chairman Baba Malephane said These opportunities further fulfils Kick4Life’s mission to change the lives of young people in Lesotho through the power of football, with a total of eight Basotho youth now supported to international scholarships through K4L academy.

K4L’s Country Director Motlatsi Nkhahle emphasised that the academy is committed to contributing to the development of football and society in Lesotho. He added that they have faith on the selected players because they have been monitoring the progress of both their academics and sporting abilities.

“One of the things we look into is how the player is conducting themselves, on and off the pitch and this includes their characters, the effort they put into their school work and the performance in the pitch”, Nkhahle said.

Mahlaha will spend four years at Freed-Harderman University in Tennessee, studying a Degree in Computer Science, in his speech Mahlaha said ‘’I am very glad I got this opportunity because it shows that it’s possible to purse both football and academics”.

Ramakatsa, who joined the K4L Academy in 2017, will be studying Liberal Arts and Sciences at Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey Illinois for two years.

He also thanked Kick4Life for preparing him to become a leader in his community. “I came in as a young boy but today I stand here as an 18-year-old matured player, fully aware of what’s around me. I promise to work hard and continue raising the flag of Kick4Life and Lesotho.

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