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Thotanyane quits Lefa

Moorosi Tsiane

LIOLI Football Club president and Premier League chairperson, Lebohang Thotanyane, has resigned as second vice-president of the Lesotho Football Association (Lefa).

Thotanyane tendered his resignation to the Lefa National Executive Committee (NEC) on Thursday, but did not state why he was quitting the post.
Lefa secretary-general, Mokhosi Mohapi, yesterday confirmed Thotanyane submitted a one-sentence resignation letter on Thursday morning which did not give reasons for the sudden departure.

Mohapi, however, emphasised Thotanyane had only resigned from Lefa but remains the Premier League chairperson and Lioli boss, while also retaining whatever other positions he holds in football.
“Yes, he has resigned. He handed in his resignation letter on Thursday, but did not state why he was resigning. However, he is still serving in other departments in football,” Mohapi said.
Thotanyane’s resignation, however, came on the day the Lefa executive was supposed to decide his fate in the football mother-body pending disciplinary action.

Thotanyane was one of two candidates, alongside Salemane Phafane, who stood in the Lefa presidential poll held on October 26 last year.
“He lost the vote 39-12 but subsequent media reports suggesting the election-process could have been flawed led to an investigation which implicated Thotanyane as the source of the information.

According to a Lefa press release, the disciplinary action on Thotanyane related to statements he reportedly made and his conduct prior to and after the Lefa presidential elections held on October 26 2013.

The press release further stated that the NEC would, in due course, take a decision on whether or not to replace Thotanyane.
Contacted yesterday for comment, Thotanyane told the Sunday Express: “Yes, I have resigned, but I am not yet in a position to comment on the matter.”

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