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Lefa to train district administrators

Pascalinah Kabi

MASERU — The Lesotho Football Association (Lefa) will hold a five-day training workshop for 30 football administrators in Butha-Buthe starting tomorrow.

The administrators will be drawn from the District Football Association (Difa) of Mokhotlong and Butha-Buthe as well as zonal committee chairpersons.

This will be the first workshop by the football association aimed at training Difa administrators and zonal chairpersons.

The event is financed by Fifa to the tune of M70 000 through its Financial Assistance Programme.

Lefa technical director Seephephe Matete told the Sunday Express that the purpose of the workshop is to arm administrators with skills.

“The main objective of the workshop is to ensure that administrators know their duties and are empowered with adequate skills to carry out their responsibilities,” he said.

There was need for Lefa to train district administrators because of their responsibilities to develop football in their areas.

“In most cases, Difa executive committee members are just elected into office without fully knowing their administration duties, roles and responsibilities.

“So as an association, we’ve agreed to train them on conflict management, establishing disciplinary sub-committees, keeping records, as well as developing football in their respective districts,” Matete said.

The remaining eight districts in the country would be trained in the coming months.

“The administrators need to understand that they are Lefa in their own respective districts. That understanding will help them make decisions and stop running to Lefa whenever there is a problem in their areas,” Matete said.

“This is a residential course and we are going to spend M70 000. This does not include the costs of the workshops we are going to hold for other eight districts in the following months,” he said.

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