Top coaches to undergo training

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Mikia Kalati

The Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) will hold a Confederation of African Football B Licence coaching course from 16-23 November at Bambatha Tšita Sports Arena.

A total of 30 coaches, among them those from the premier league, would be attending the course.

The B Licence is currently the highest coaching qualification held by local coaches.

Former national team coaches Leslie Notši, national under-17 team coach Motheo Mohapi, Motlalepula Majoro as well as LeFA technical director, Lehlohonolo Thotanyana, are among the few local coaches who hold the B Licence badge.

“The course shows that our football is headed in the right direction and is going to improve our coaches’ qualifications,” Thotanyana said.

“Unfortunately, we cannot take all the coaches and only 30 would be part of the course. We will have another group next year.”

According to Thotanyana, the B License is not the highest qualification in most African countries, hence LeFA’s plans to hold an A Licence course next year.

“There will come a time when our premier league teams would have coaches with A Licences,” Thotanyana

“It’s very important that we do not lag behind when it comes to the training of our coaches.

“I think this will not only help improve our football, but there is also a lot of science involved in training players and it’s important that our coaches are exposed to the latest information as far as football is concerned.”

Thotanyana further said the course’s instructors would include former LeFA technical director and national team coach, Seephephe Matete.

Coaches to undergo the training include Lioli’s Mosholu ‘Shoes Mokhothu,  Bob Mafoso of Sundawana, LCS’ Mpitsa Marai, LDF assistant coach Malefetsane Pheko and former Bantu coach Motlatsi Shale.

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