MASERU — The Lesotho Football Association (Lefa) on Friday held a club licensing training workshop for premier league and A Division teams.
The workshop instructor and Lefa competitions manager, Mokhosi Mohapi, told the Sunday Express that the training is aimed at equipping the football administrators with skills needed in the running of a football club on a daily basis.
The club licensing system is in its second year and was introduced by Lefa last year through a directive from the world governing body Fifa.
The system seeks to standardise football in Africa and the 12 premier league teams are obliged to hire general managers and offer contracts to both the playing and coaching staff.
“I’m happy with the turnout from our clubs, it shows that we are all hungry to see football in this country taking a better direction and developing,” Mohapi said.
“It is the second season since the system was introduced and I am happy because the clubs have responded positively.”
Mohapi said one of their big challenges will be to improve the playing facilities and put the missing structures in place.
“We are all committed to help give football a better picture and I have no doubt that the club licensing system is the way to go,” said Mohapi.
The training was welcomed by Qoaling Highlanders general manager, Sefupe Masenakane.
“We are really happy as clubs to be working together towards the improvement of football.”
“It’s a big challenge to us as football administrators to take this training seriously and make sure that all we learn here is implemented at club level,” Masenkane said.
He told this paper that the premier league rookies will today take part in a four team tournament in Roma, involving three A Division teams Manonyane, Roma Boys and Swallows.