Africa-Press – Lesotho. In a bit to restore Taekwondo sport in the country, the Lesotho Taekwondo Association (LTA) will host their national championships games this August this year.
LTA committee will sponsor these games from their own pockets due their suspension from the Lesotho Sports and Recreation Commission (LSRC). Taekwondo experienced a major setback last year after LTA was faced with several law suits in 2020.
The association was accused of not allowing all the taekwondo clubs to take part in the elections that were supposed to take place last year in November.
Khubetsana, Maseru day and Sefika taekwondo clubs had filed an application in the high court to stop LTA from electing the new committee, they also wanted the court to intervene because the LTA had invited members that were not part of the LTA to attend the Annual General Meetings (AGM).
The High Courts had instructed the association to come up with a new club lists but once again the LTA still left out other clubs. Due to this the LTA are still faced with a lot of issues pending in courts to date, which still leaves them under suspension from the LSRC.
LTA Public Relation Officer Sekh’okh’e Molikoe said they are doing this out of their own pockets because they are trying to recuperate the game because if they wait for the court ruling, the game will lose momentum.
Molikoe said this will be the first game this years due to the pending court cases. The LTA will be paying for the venue which is the Makoanyane hall and also the stationery needed. These games are for juniors and seniors and the competition is open for all Taekwondo players in the country, from all districts.