FORMER Kick4Life director of football Chris Bullock will next week commence his job as Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) deputy secretary general.
LeFA information officer Mikia Kalati announced on Tuesday that the appointment was in line with the organisation’s drive to professionalise local soccer.
Bullock joins LeFA after deciding against renewing his contract with Kick4Life in June this year ending his seven-year stay at the club.
Bullock has been on Lioli’s radar in the last few months after the club’s president Lebohang Thotanyana said he wanted to appoint him as the club’s chief executive officer on his re-election. Thotanyana was re-elected a fortnight ago but Bullock had decided against joining Lioli.
“LeFA has appointed Chris Bullock as the deputy secretary general,” Kalati said.
“This is the first time that LeFA has appointed a deputy secretary general. LeFA has grown as an organisation hence the need to engage somebody with the expertise like Bullock, as we move towards professionalisation of local football. The process requires lots of knowledge and skill.
“Bullock brings a lot of football experience with him having worked at Kick4life FC since 2013 as the director of football. He is no stranger to the LeFA having served the National Women’s Football Committee as the secretary and also as Women Super League chairperson.”
Bullock, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science of Sport and Business Studies from University of Surrey in the United Kingdom is however, yet to finalise his contract negotiations with the association.
“He is expected to start his duties next week but for now, the duration of his contract hasn’t been finalised.”
It is still unclear what Bullock’s tasks would be in LeFA’s structures but Kalati said the secretary general’s office has many responsibilities that include administrative and technical matters.
“They will probably be sharing the responsibilities with the secretary general Mokhosi Mohapi.”
Meanwhile Kalati also announced the resignation of national teams’ coordinator Seephephe Matete.
“He has resigned and is returning to coaching. LeFA has gladly accepted his request and he has formally been released with best wishes as one of the most qualified coaches.”
On the other hand, former LeFA technical director Lehlohonolo Thotanyana has re-joined the association as a coach educator.
“As per the recommendation of FIFA, veteran coach Lehlohonolo Thotanyana has re-joined the association to work as the coach educator. Mojese Matamane has also replaced Mohaila Letseka as the Youth and Grassroots Development Coordinator,” Kalati said.