Journalists must develop sports – Phafane

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Moorosi Tsiane

SPORTS journalists must use their knowledge for the betterment of sport, Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) president Salemane Phafane has said.

Phafane said this during his closing remarks after a two-day sports journalists’ refresher course in Maseru. The course was held by LeFA in conjunction with the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA).

More than 30 journalists took part in the course which was a sequel to the one introduced by LeFA and MISA in 2019.

“This was a continuation of the work we started two years back… we are always learning and we hope we will continue holding such workshops to horn your skills in reporting,” Phafane said.

“I want to see you becoming top journalists in the coming years and that can only happen if we also push ourselves. With the knowledge we obtained from this course, let’s go out there and improve football and sports in general.”

If utilised well, the vast knowledge attained from the course will be of great help to the reporters, he said.

“There is so much information that must be unearthed so that people get to know about it and that can help our sports grow, so let us go out there and use what we learnt to improve our situation. What you have learnt will be of great importance to you.

“And above all, these trainings should be continuous as one never gets tired of learning; we learn every day. Let’s gather all the information and always seek to know more. You have got to keep learning and keep adapting because times are moving fast.

“While we also appreciate the work that you are doing, let us not only thrive on controversy. Instead, let us also go out there and also write stories that can positively impact on sports,” Phafane said.

 

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