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Lefa to host regional Fifa workshop

Pascalinah Kabi

 

MASERU — The Lesotho Football Association (Lefa) will host a week-long Fifa administration course starting tomorrow at Mohale Lodge, about 102km south of Maseru.

The course will be attended by 35 participants from 15 football associations affiliated to the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) and from the East Africa region.

Each country will be represented by two participants, with Lesotho given four slots as the hosts.

The course is designed to equip football administrators with relevant skills to run professional football.

Participants will also be given the opportunity to share ideas and challenges faced by different associations in their efforts to run football professionally.

Lefa public relations officer Baba Malephane confirmed the developments.

“Lefa is going to host a Fifa administrators’ workshop at Mohale Lodge,” he said.

Malephane said the workshop is aimed at helping turn football in Africa into a professional sport.

“Administrators from the region and other countries from East Africa will be expected to implement what they will learn in order to improve football in Africa,” he said.

The workshop is being facilitated by the international football body Fifa’s regional office based in Botswana.

Malephane said Lesotho will be represented by Premier League chairman Tlholo Letete, Leribe district representative Benedict Matasane and first division secretary Mifi Nteso.

The fourth representative’s name was not yet confirmed at the time of going to print.

Malephane said Lesotho will benefit as the host country.

“Lesotho will benefit as the host country in a way because Mohale Lodge will be making profits through accommodation, food and conference hall fees,” he said.

All the expenses will be paid by Fifa.

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