Crunch time for sports commission



Mikia Kalati

The Lesotho Sports and Recreation Commission (LSRC) will hold their Annual General Meeting (AGM) next Saturday before hosting a special conference to elect a new leadership on January 31.

According to the commission’s public relations officer, Lehlohonolo Makatjane, all is set for the two crucial meetings.

“Preparations for the two conferences have been going well and among a host of issues to be discussed at the AGM, is the financial report,” Makatjane said.

“As for the elections, we all know that it will be about a new leadership as our term of office is coming to an end.”

Makatjane, who is also a member of football’s A Division Management Committee (ADMACO), is among LSRC executive committee members hoping to retain their positions in the month-end elections.

Meanwhile, the Lesotho Football Association has confirmed that it would be behind their first vice-president, Khiba Mohoanyane, who is hoping to replace Limpho Mokhochance as LSRC president. Mokhochance is set to step down after two terms in office.

“I wish to inform you that the sports motherbody, the LSRC, will hold their elections at the end of this month. We, as LeFA, have a nominee, who is Khiba Mohonyane and will be contesting the position of president,” LeFA president Salemane Phafane said during a media briefing on Tuesday.

“We are doing our part to help him succeed in his campaign to win because we believe he is the right candidate for the job.”

On his part, Mohoanyane said his main target would be to continue working on the LSRC roadmap and also help improve the country’s youth development structures across all sporting codes.

“My mandate for the new committee would be very simple, and that is to follow the strategic plan that the association already has as its roadmap,” Mohoanyane said.

“I would say the association went through a dark period over the last few years as we failed to get our subventions from the Sports Ministry. This hindered progress as far as sports development is concerned.

“But this regime has worked hard to get things back on track and it is another department that still needs some attention in order to make sure that the associations get all the monies they are owed.”

Mohoanyane also said the LSRC needed to “dig deeper” and invest in developing young talent across all sporting codes.

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