Likhopo fire coach
Likhopo have fired club and nationalnal team legend, Shalane Lehohla, eightght months after appointing him head-coach.h.
According to team manager Qamako ako Mahao, the former midfielder was sackedked on Monday because he was no longer “commpatible” with the premiership club.
“It’s true we have parted ways with the he coach, although I would not say his dismissal is mainly due to the team’s perforormance.
“I would say the sacking reflects whathat has been happening at the club on and off the pitch. He was no longer compatible ble with the team hence we took the decisionon to let him go,” said Mahao.
“We are yet to appoint his successor andnd still looking for someone who will be in charge until the end of the season whenen we will then be appointing a substantiveive coach.”
However, according to a source close to developments at Likhopo, Lehohla fell out with the management when he openlynly questioned the way the club was being run un during a heated meeting held in Maserueru last week.
Both Mahao and Lehohla would not discuss the meeting in question with the Lesotho Times.
However, Lehohla said he had no proboblem leaving the post if the managementent had decided he should go.
“I received the news on my return fromom Pretoria, but if the club has taken such ha a decision, then I have no choice but to accept it.
“It is not my character to discuss such issues in the media, but since it is out now,w, I might as well tell my side of the story.
“As far as I’m concerned my sacking has nothing to do with the way the team has been performing. What I can tell you is that I do not like working with people whoho are not honest.”
Lehohla, a former Likhopo star-player, er, said he took the job because of his respectect for the late owner of the club, Bishop Molatoli.
“I love Likhopo because of the respect ti I have for the late owner of the club and alsolso the players,” said Lehohla.
“I respected my job and gave it my all, but what has happened to me is a reflec-ec- tion of how things are being done as far as football is concerned in our country.
“This is the same reason why our football continues to struggle because people abuse power and lack honesty.
“I’m not saying I don’t make mistakes or that I’m perfect but this is the sad reality of our football. However, the truth will come out one day and then the people will judge me and how Likhopo fared under my watch.”
Likhopo are sixth on the premier league table with five matches to play before the season comes to a close.
Fired Likhopo coach Shalane Lehohla.