Crunch time for sports com­mis­sion

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

The Le­sotho Sports and Recre­ation Com­mis­sion (LSRC) will hold their An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing (AGM) next Satur­day be­fore host­ing a spe­cial con­fer­ence to elect a new lead­er­ship on Jan­uary 31.

Ac­cord­ing to the com­mis­sion’s pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer, Lehlo­honolo Makat­jane, all is set for the two cru­cial meet­ings. “Prepa­ra­tions for the two con­fer­ences have been go­ing well and among a host of is­sues to be dis­cussed at the AGM, is the fi­nan­cial re­port,” Makat­jane said.

“As for the elec­tions, we all know that it will be about a new lead­er­ship as our term of of­fice is com­ing to an end.”

Makat­jane, who is also a mem­ber of foot­ball’s A Divi­sion Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee (ADMACO), is among LSRC ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee mem­bers hop­ing to re­tain their po­si­tions in the month-end elec­tions. Mean­while, the Le­sotho Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion has con­firmed that it would be be­hind their first vice-pres­i­dent, Khiba Mo­hoanyane, who is hop­ing to re­place Lim­pho Mokhochance as LSRC pres­i­dent. Mokhochance is set to step down af­ter two terms in of­fice.

“I wish to in­form you that the sports moth­er­body, the LSRC, will hold their elec­tions at the end of this month. We, as LEFA, have a nom­i­nee, who is Khiba Mo­ho­nyane and will be con­test­ing the po­si­tion of pres­i­dent,” LEFA pres­i­dent Sale­mane Phafane said dur­ing a me­dia briefing on Tues­day.

“We are do­ing our part to help him suc­ceed in his cam­paign to win be­cause we be­lieve he is the right can­di­date for the job.”

On his part, Mo­hoanyane said his main tar­get would be to con­tinue work­ing on the LSRC roadmap and also help im­prove the coun­try’s youth de­vel­op­ment struc­tures across all sport­ing codes. “My man­date for the new com­mit­tee would be very sim­ple, and that is to fol­low the strate­gic plan that the as­so­ci­a­tion al­ready has as its roadmap,” Mo­hoanyane said. “I would say the as­so­ci­a­tion went through a dark pe­riod over the last few years as we failed to get our sub­ven­tions from the Sports Min­istry. This hin­dered progress as far as sports de­vel­op­ment is con­cerned.

“But this regime has worked hard to get things back on track and it is an­other depart­ment that still needs some at­ten­tion in or­der to make sure that the as­so­ci­a­tions get all the monies they are owed.”

Mo­hoanyane also said the LSRC needed to “dig deeper” and in­vest in de­vel­op­ing young tal­ent across all sport­ing codes.

Le­sotho sports and Recre­ation Com­mis­sion pro Lehlo­honolo Makat­jane.

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