MASERU – Local top-flight football administrators are presently attending a four-day Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) capacity building workshop held in Maseru.
Dubbed the UEFA Assist League Development Programme Lesotho, the workshop started on Monday this week and will come to an end on Friday.
The Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) secretary general, Mokhosi Mohapi, says that formed part of LeFA’s mandate to develop football in the country and part of the strategic plan to try and repackage the Lesotho Premier League.
“We are starting an era of renewal, hope and recovering from lost times over the decades, just like in the times of Covid-19 pandemic,” said Mohapi.
“As we go through this course, I invite you to allow the head of UEFA Assist Programme to reignite us so that we can go back to our clubs more knowledgeable with ideas and try and spin what we have as football.”
Head of the UEFA Assist Programme, Eva Pasquier, said the main purpose of the workshop was to capacitate the top-flight clubs.
Pasquier said it’s important that the clubs functioned properly and efficiently.
“It is so important that the clubs function properly and efficiently, meaning development of the players and competitions of good quality and also in the administration, marketing and management,” said Pasquier.
Apart from the premier league clubs’ managers, the UEFA workshop is also attended by the Districts Football Associations (DiFAs) officials, amongst other local football stakeholders.
Lesotho is one of the 11 countries to be part of the UEFA Assist programme.