Back to school for coaches
TWENTY-FIVE coaches are taking part in a two-week Confederation of African Football C License coaching course being held at Bambatha Tšita sports Arena.
The training started on monday last week and ends this saturday and is the fourth such course the Lesotho Football Association (Lefa) has held since 2012.
Lefa secretary General, mokhosi mohapi, said the training is aimed at creating a bigger pool of coaches qualified to handle teams at the highest level.
“We have been holding the C Licence course every year since 2012, with the intention of making sure our coaches have the right football education.
“The course also seeks to increase the number of coaches eligible to take charge of Premier League and A Division teams,” mohapi said.
“This year, we have extended this platform to coaches working with clubs in the lower division, to ensure we give everybody a chance to enhance their skills.
“This course broadens the capacity of the coaches and hopefully, the knowledge gained is going to ensure we have better players for the success of our teams at both national and club level.”
mohapi said national team (Likuena) interim coach and former Lefa Technical Director, seephephe matete, is the course’s chief instructor, while Likuena legend Molefe Makhele and fitness specialist, elizabeth Yelisa are his assistants.
emphasise the need for the three men to stick to their respective job-descriptions.
“it has been made clear that mokhothu and secker are in charge of the team, while mahlaha’s role was also clearly spelt out in yesterday’s meeting.
“We have no doubt that things are back to normal now, as the three coaches indicated they fully understood what was required of them going forward.”
Contacted for comment, mokhothu said he was given a mandate to fulfil and clearly understood why he was at the Teyateyanengbased club.
“There isn’t much to say about the whole issue, but i think each and every one of us was given a mandate and should act accordingly,” mokhothu said.
mahlaha, on the other hand, said the accusations against him were baseless.
“i know my responsibilities as technical director, and all these reports that i have been interfering with the coach, are not true at all,” said mahlaha.
“There is a lot i can say about this issue but now is not the right time to do so.”