Se­fotha-Fotha turn to Mokhothu

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STRUG­GLING Econet Pre­mier League new boys Se­fotha-Fotha have re­in­forced their tech­ni­cal team by ap­point­ing for­mer Li­oli and LCS coach, Mosholi Mokhothu, as tech­ni­cal ad­vi­sor in a bid to save their sea­son.

Mokhothu has won league ti­tles with Li­oli and LCS. He was forced to step down as Li­oli coach at the start of last sea­son be­cause he did not have a CAF B li­cence certificate which is re­quired of pre­mier league coaches by the Le­sotho Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion.

He then as­sumed the role of Li­oli tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor be­fore be­ing made as­sis­tant coach in Jan­uary this year. He was re­lieved off his du­ties three weeks ago amid claims of poor re­la­tions be­tween him and coach, Hale­makale Mahlaha, who re­signed last Mon­day.

Se­fotha-fotha are sec­ond from the bot­tom in the 14-team pre­mier league log stand­ings with one point from the four matches they have played. Team man­ager, Phu­lane Mahlake, said they roped in Mokhothu due to his ex­pe­ri­ence at the top level.

“He is one of the best coaches and we jumped at the op­por­tu­nity to bring him into the team once we re­alised he was avail­able,” Mahlake said.

“Most im­por­tantly we want him to help as ad­vi­sor to the tech­ni­cal team (Ti­isesto Mo­lete­head coach as well as as­sis­tant coaches, Mothobi Mole­batsi and Kananelo Mo­let­sane).

“We have tried by all means to avoid sit­u­a­tions where th­ese gentle­men could step on each other’s toes due to roles that are not clearly de­fined. It is clear in Mokhothu’s con­tract that he will an­a­lyse for our coaches the teams that we will come up against as well as as­sess the strengths and weak­nesses of our play­ers.

“He may con­duct ses­sions or be on the touch­line on match days upon re­quest from our coaches.”

Mahlake also said that the tar­get was to main­tain their pre­mier league sta­tus, adding that a top eight fin­ish would be a bonus for them. so I am con­fi­dent we will win this match,” Matela said.

In other league matches this after­noon, Sky Bat­tal­ion host pace set­ters Bantu at Set­soto Sta­dium.

San­dawana are away to LDF at Ratjo­mose Ground and Ma­jan­tja will be out to ex­tend their un­beaten streak against fel­low new boys Se­fotha-Fotha at Mo­hale’s Hoek DIFA Ground.

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