By Mikia Kalati
MASERU — Lioli President Lebohang Thotanyana retained his post as Lesotho Premier League (PLMC) chairman during elections held on Sunday.
Thotanyana, who was re-elected unopposed, told the Lesotho Times on Tuesday that his biggest challenge will be turning the league into a professional entity by 2014.
“It is our main goal as we want to see our league being very competitive both on and off the field,” he said.
“We want to continue with the good work we have done since assuming office late last year and we want to keep improving.”
Thotanyana continued: “It’s really an honour for me that the premier league teams have once again put their trust in my leadership qualities.”
He said he and his committee have been tasked by the clubs to help the premier league create its own identity.
“Indeed, this will be one of our major challenges to see the premier league being on its own and taking full control of both the premier league and the cup competitions,” said Thotanyana.
Thotanyana, who is also the president of Lioli, said the new executive will work hard to find sponsorship and increase the cup competitions.
Telecommunications giant, Vodacom Lesotho, recently announced that they were not renewing the sponsorships of the M1 million Vodacom Spectacular, leaving the Independence Top Four as the only cup competition in the country.
New premier league management committee:
Chairman: Lebohang Thotanyana
Vice-chairman: Leuta Leuta,
Secretary: Sefako Seema
Vice-Secretary: Lehlohonolo Matlosa
Public relations office: Lekholoa Mosito
Member: Thabo Maretlane.