LBA hold early elections
mAJANTJA we are working as a team. We spoke with the boys and they are now fully committed and we only lost our last match against Bantu because they were the better side
Ton the day.
“But I am hopeful that against Matlama we will be a much better side than we were last time. HE Lesotho Basketball Association (LBA) has brought forward their executive committee elections to January 2018 due to the fact that there are several vacant positions that need to be filled.
LBA public relations officer, Ratšolo Molupe, said the elections were supposed to have been held at the end of next year but the association which held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) last Sunday at Bambatha Tšita Sports Arena had resolved to bring them forward to fill many vacant positions in the executive committee.
“As the executive committee we are always working hard to see that basketball improves in our country and that is our biggest mandate and unfortunately we could not be able to achieve that without the commitment from
“The players are all attending training sessions and everything is back to normal except only that the coach is still out,” Matsepe said. some of the members while also we have two vacant positions of the vice president and director of referees and officials,” Molupe said, adding, “So we decided to call an extra ordinary annual general meeting in January to elect the new executive committee”.
“We could not wait until next year in November for a normal annual general meeting because the sport is suffering.”
Molupe said for the instance in their last weekend meeting, they could not even make a quorum as there were only 11 out of 42 members in attendance.
“We even failed to meet the quorum last weekend for the second time and this just shows how some of us are really dragging our feet as there were only 11 out of 42 members.
But as an executive committee we had to make a decision that will benefit the basketball com- munity.
He said he, the president and secretary general had all reached the end of their term limits and could only be reelected to serve in different capacities.
Meanwhile, LBA will hold a fun walk and a picnic on Saturday from Maseru East to Marabeng to raise funds for their annual Summer Slam Charity Tournament that will be staged on 8 December this year.
“The idea is to raise funds by selling foods and refreshments.
“The money will be used for administrative purposes of the tournament and to buy gifts for a charity home that we will select.
“We have partnered with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) as we will be raising awareness on the HIV and Aids,” Molupe said.