Lefa casts net wider for technical director

By Mikia Kalati

MASERU — The Lesotho Football Association (Lefa) is casting its net wider as the organisation searches for a new technical director.

According to the association’s secretary general Mokhosi Mohapi, the position is still vacant following the departure of Seephephe Matete early this year.

Matete, who has since been appointed acting national team coach, had to vacate the post after the International Football Federation indicated he did not have the required qualifications.

“It is true the Lesotho Football Association advertised the position of technical director. While we received applications for the post, the panel that conducted the interviews recommended we cast our search wider,” Mohapi said.

Mohapi further said Lefa would even seek help outside the country should a suitable candidate not be found locally.

Asked about the replacement of former national team coach, Leslie Notši, who left the position in January, Mohapi said Matete would continue overseeing the side.
“We first want to fill the position of technical director before looking at the national team. We are taking it one step at a time,” said Mohapi.

Meanwhile, Mohapi also told the Lesotho Times that Lefa is looking for friendly matches for Likuena, as the national team is affectionately known, to ensure they are adequately prepared for the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, which begin in May.

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