FIFA Goal Project – National Football Training Centre, Lesotho

FIFA Goal Project – National Football Training Centre, Lesotho

UJSportslabs recently travelled to Lesotho to conduct FIFA 1 Star performance testing on a newly installed football turf. The main reason FIFA insist on these tests is to ensure the safety of players and quality of the installation of the football turf. The football turf is the first of its kind in Lesotho and is one of many Goal projects currently being funded by FIFA throughout Africa.

The artificial turf manufactured is Edel Grass a FIFA Preferred Producer using it's Superblade 50 SB-S carpet filled with silica sand and SBR. The installation was carried out by Mesut Okutucu from Edel Grass. Key to the lifespan of any football turf is regular maintenance. Maintenance equipment was provided and members of the community were trained to conduct the various maintenance requirements as part of the project. 

The community is very excited and happy with the new football turf! 

Overview of a nice installation

Overview of a nice installation

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Further photo of Field