LBA hold early elec­tions

Sunday Express - - Sport -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Lesotho

© PressReader. All rights reserved.