Top coaches to un­dergo train­ing

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

THE Le­sotho Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (LEFA) will hold a Con­fed­er­a­tion of African Foot­ball B Li­cence coach­ing course from 16-23 Novem­ber at Bam­batha Tšita Sports Arena.

A to­tal of 30 coaches, among them those from the pre­mier league, would be at­tend­ing the course.

The B Li­cence is cur­rently the high­est coach­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tion held by lo­cal coaches.

Former na­tional team coaches Leslie Notši, na­tional un­der-17 team coach Motheo Mo­hapi, Mot­lalepula Ma­joro as well as LEFA tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor, Lehlo­honolo Thotanyana, are among the few lo­cal coaches who hold the B Li­cence badge.

“The course shows that our foot­ball is headed in the right di­rec­tion and is go­ing to im­prove our coaches’ qual­i­fi­ca­tions,” Thotanyana said.

“Un­for­tu­nately, we can­not take all the coaches and only 30 would be part of the course. We will have an­other group next year.”

Ac­cord­ing to Thotanyana, the B Li­cense is not the high­est qual­i­fi­ca­tion in most African coun­tries, hence LEFA’S plans to hold an A Li­cence course next year.

“There will come a time when our pre­mier league teams would have coaches with A Li­cences,” Thotanyana

“It’s very im­por­tant that we do not lag be­hind when it comes to the train­ing of our coaches.

“I think this will not only help im­prove our foot­ball, but there is also a lot of sci­ence in­volved in train­ing play­ers and it’s im­por­tant that our coaches are ex­posed to the lat­est in­for­ma­tion as far as foot­ball is con­cerned.”

Thotanyana fur­ther said the course’s in­struc­tors would in­clude former LEFA tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor and na­tional team coach, Seep­hephe Matete.

Coaches to un­dergo the train­ing in­clude Li­oli’s Mosholu ‘Shoes Mokhothu, Bob Mafoso of Sun­dawana, LCS’ Mpitsa Marai, LDF as­sis­tant coach Male­fet­sane Pheko and former Bantu coach Motlatsi Shale.

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