MASERU – President of the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) Salemane Phafane has been appointed to serve in the FIFA Disciplinary Committee. The appointment was made during FIFA’s 71st congress which was held at the head office in Zurich, Switzerland on Friday.
The virtual assembly also marked the world soccer governing body’s recognition of the astute leadership of LeFA’s supremo aged 62.
LeFA Media Officer, Mikia Kalati said in a press statement that KC Phafane is no stranger to football, adding that his journey in the sport began several decades ago at Bantu FC where he served among others as the Mafeteng-based outfit’s Secretary General.
He said Phafane later joined LeFA as a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC), rising through the ranks to become the Secretary General, Vice President and finally the association’s President. “KC Phafane has also served on a number of FIFA Sub- Committees including the Legal Committee, Member Association Committee and the Organising Committee for the FIFA U-20 World Cup,” he further showed.
At the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Kalati said Phafane served in the Women Football Committee and Legal Committee. He said he also served as the Vice President and the Chairperson of the Appeals Committee at the regional Council of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA).
KC Phafane is also a practicing advocate in the courts of the Kingdom of Lesotho and in the Republic of South Africa. He is also a successful businessman.
“LeFA takes this opportunity to thank FIFA for having seen the capability within its ranks and also wishes to congratulate its President for his appointment as a Member of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee,” Kalati also said.