The event, the first of its kind worldwide, will provide voluntary counselling and testing, as well as basic health screenings in the capital Maseru.
According to the organisers of the event, Kick 4 Life, the event is part of the campaign that uses popularity of football to target vulnerable and at-risk youth for HIV education and testing in an informal and entertaining setting that creates an environment of positive peer pressure encouraging young people to know their HIV status.
“It has the potential to have a significant effect on the HIV epidemic in Lesotho. We are delighted to be hosting Fabio Capello and the English FA delegation,” said Kick 4 Life’s Pete Fleming.
Over 35 journalists from the United Kingdom are expected to attend the event. Twelve local schools have also been invited to attend the event. The event will also feature among others, the Lesotho Football Association, Baylor College of Medicine, Prince Harry’s Sentebale orphanage home and AIDS Directorate.
Nada Hook of the English FA International relations team said: “The FA has supported the Lesotho FA with football development for more that ten years in areas such as admin, youth coaching and women’s football.”
On the first day of his trip, Capello will handover training equipment from English FA to the national team. He is also expected to grace the level I coaching course at Bambatha Ts’ita Sports arena sponsored by the English FA.