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Linare hunt for CEO

Teboho Molapo

MASERU — Linare are looking to hire a full-time chief executive officer (CEO) as the Leribe team seeks to build on its improving performance.
Tse Tala experienced a sort of rebirth during this past season.
Although the Hlotse giants are without a league title win since 1980 they mounted a spirited title challenge in the just-ended Vodacom Premier League season and finished fourth.
And speaking to the Sunday Express recently Linare’s chairman Sekhohola Nkhethoa said the team would start advertising for the position of CEO soon.
“We are looking for a CEO who will look after the day-to-day running of the team,” Nkhethoa said.
“He can be from Lesotho or anywhere else. We want a professional who will be able to write proposals and move the club forward. We are going to start advertising as soon as we can.”
Nkhethoa said the CEO who will have a fixed salary would be the man to drive Linare forward and ultimately turn the club into a financially viable outfit.
“He will guide the team as to what direction we take. The team should generate its own money, we want it to stop eating from the pockets of those who run it,” he said in a recent interview.
Nkhethoa admitted that poor communication between management and supporters had caused problems during the past season.
It caused some ructions at the turn of the year when there were people who wanted the Tse Nala committee to be immediately removed and fresh elections held, he added.
“It shook us. My committee could have done a better job of communicating. The supporters felt the committee was going too slowly.”
That was the main failing of the past season and it is one of the things that would be improved by the appointment of a full-time CEO.
“We had many good plans. We wanted to win the league but we did not,” Nkhethoa said.
“We are intending to win the league next season and of course with the support of the fans we can do it,” he said.

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