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Lefa to create third vice-presidential post

Teboho Molapo

MASERU — From next season the chairman of the premier league will assume the position of third vice-president of the Lesotho Football Association (Lefa), if a proposed amendment is passed.

The proposed plan is intended to improve communication and relations between Lefa and the premier league.

The association is scheduled to discuss this issue at its congress on June 11.

Lefa is currently headed by Salemane Phafane who is assisted by vice-presidents Tlholo Letete and Khiba Mohoanyane.

Letete has said he will be stepping down as the premier league chairman at the end of the season.

The amendment is one of several proposed changes to local football originally discussed in 2008 when the Mohale Declaration, a Fifa roadmap that seeks to professionalise local football, was signed.

“When we were at Ha Mohale one of the things that were discussed was that the chairman of the premier league should be third vice-president of the Lesotho Football Association,” Letete told the Sunday Express on Tuesday.

“Things have moved forward to where we have proposed a constitutional amendment to create a new position,” he said.

“In the past there was a lot of misunderstanding between the league and  Lefa but things have improved recently. This new move is intended to further improved matters,” said Letete adding that the concept has been adopted in other countries as well.

On a wider scale, the amendment is part of changes to be fast-tracked into local football.

Last Sunday a club licensing workshop was held at the Bambatha Tšita Sports Arena.

The system incorporates minimum requirements that clubs in the premier league and first division will have to meet if they are to be registered from next season.

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