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Women soccer coach fired

Mokhosi Mohapi
Mokhosi Mohapi

MASERU — The Lesotho National women’s senior football team Mehalalitoe’s coach, Tjamela Tjamela, was fired this week.

Although it was not yet formally stated who would be the next Mehalalitoe coach, Lesotho Football association (Lefa)’s technical director Seephephe Matete said Tjamela had been relieved of his responsibilities and will be replaced by the former Bantu coach Caswell Moru.

“Yes Tjamela has been relieved of his duties office hence Moru is the man who will for the time being act in the capacity of Mehalalitoe coach,” Matete said.

Meanwhile Lefa’s secretary general Mokhosi Mohapi also confirmed that Tjamela had been removed from office as part of a revolving system to see who could be best-placed as the national side’s mentor.

“Yes Tjamela was released from his duties this week but nothing has been formalised yet. We are however in search for a suitable coach for the team hence we have been rotating the coaches,” Mohapi said.

In his first test at the helm of Mehalalitoe Moru, who was also team manager of the Lesotho team which took part
in the just-ended Council of South African Football Association (Cosafa) under-20 championships, will travel with his team to play Zimbabwe in their own backyard in an international friendly next Sunday.

Moru also confirmed that he would be taking over the reins of the national women soccer team although he said he would be merely assisting as he was manager of the under 20 side, Makoanyane XI.

“Yes I am with the team now but for now I am helping because there is no coach at the moment nothing has been finalised yet. Maybe after the competition everything will be finalised” Moru told the Sunday Express this week.

The Council of South African Football Association (Cosafa) under-20 tournament which was staged in the country came to a finish last night with South Africa announced as the new champions of the sub-regional title.

“I am still working as a manager for Makoanyane XI now and I was part of the team that played in this year’s Cosafa so, hopefully, things will be finalised after it has come to an end,” said Moru.

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