LESOTHO Football Association (LeFA’s) first vice president, Khiba Mohoanyane, has explained why he was appointed to the Confederation of African Football (CAF’s) committee for Futsal and Beach Soccer almost a decade ago.
Though old, the appointment was trending on different social media site last weekend with some questioning why Mohoanyane was appointed to a committee of a football discipline that does not exist in Lesotho.
Lesotho currently has neither futsal nor beach soccer.
However, the former Lesotho Sport and Recreation Commission (LSRC) president, this week said the appointment was not based on whether or not the sport was existing in Lesotho.
“There is nothing wrong here because in making its appointments, CAF deploys people depending on the personnel they want for such posts not necessarily based on what the countries have or don’t have,” Mohoanyane told the Lesotho Times.
“The personnel are deployed based on one’s merits.”
Nevertheless, he said Lesotho was on the brink of introducing futsal and beach soccer.
“We are actually at an advanced stage for that to happen. The preliminary stage has already been completed and soon we will venture into the implementation stage.
“But it is going to need patience because it might take us two to three years before we can have teams that can compete in futsal and beach soccer.
“Unlike in football, futsal and beach soccer don’t really need big pitches that will require us to go and look for big sites. We can even use our own sites to construct such grounds, so it won’t be much of a problem for now,” Mohoanyane said.