Nov. 1, 2022


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New lease of life for Premier League clubs

New lease of life for Premier League clubs

LeFA Secretary General, Mokhosi Mohapi

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    Training meant to capacitate teams on issues related to football development
    UEFA would like to see clubs being able to attract sponsorship

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THE 16 premier league clubs together with the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) and the Premier League Management Committee (PLMC) staff received a new lease of life through a four-day training programme on UEFA Assist League Development, which began on Monday.

The training seminar will run until Friday in Maseru.

Head of the Assist Programme, Eva Pasquier said working in partnership with LeFA, they resolved to organise the training for premier league representatives in order to capacitate them on issues related to football development.
She said issues to be discussed at the training include event management, income generation, management, and technical development as well as teams’ governance.
"We would like to see clubs being able to attract sponsorship, able to market themselves, and taking an initiative to develop their own players from the grassroots up to the senior level,’’ Pasquier also said.

To ensure that the clubs implement the knowledge acquired from the training, she said LeFA should engage a manager who will be a link between the association and the UEFA Assist Programme.

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“This person will be solely responsible to ensuring full compliance of the clubs and will have to submit a regular progress report,’’ she noted.

For his part, LeFA Secretary General, Mokhosi Mohapi said after realising that domestic football was failing to develop, they approached UEFA Assist Development Programme for assistance.
He said it was high time that they commercialised football to make it more appealing to possible sponsors so that it would be easier for the companies to invest in football. -LeNA



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