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Nkhasi takes over as Mehalalitoe mentor

The newly appointed Mehalalitoe coach Lehloenya Nkhasi

Oct. 21, 2020 2 min read

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LDF ladies team’s mentor Lehloenya Nkhasi has been appointed as the new head coach of the senior women’s national team Mehalalitoe ahead of their participation at the regional COSAFA Women’s Championship scheduled for South Africa in November.

The announcement was made by the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) on Tuesday.

Nkhasi takes over the reins from Lire Phiri, who was in charge of the team from May 2019.

Moroesi Lazaro will work with Nkhasi as the assistant coach.

The new Mehalalitoe mentor has enjoyed a lot of success in the Women’s Super League leading LDF Ladies team to three successive championships.

Mehalalitoe commenced with their preparations for the regional competition last week and Nkhasi has named a strong squad headlined by American based duo of Boitumelo Rabale and Senate Letsie, who play for Lewis and Clark Community College.

Nkhasi admitted that he has a tough task ahead of him preparing Mehalalitoe for the upcoming COSAFA Women’s championship.

“It is an honour for me to be given such a big task to coach the women’s national team. I am truly happy and I also understand the responsibility that comes with it,” Nkhasi said.

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He added: “Time may not be on our side as far as the preparations for the tournament are concerned, but that should not be an excuse. We have to prepare the players for the task ahead and make them understand what it means to play for the national team.

“I have selected a group of players that I think are hungry to succeed and also have the experience to do better than in the previous tournament. They have to understand the importance of donning the national team colours and representing their country.”

Lesotho will be making a return to regional tournament after missing last year’s edition held in Port Elizabeth.

Mehalalitoe Provisional squad:

Goalkeepers: Thuto Maifo (Motheo Ladies), Boitumelo Nkeane Grasslands Ladies, Sebolelo Mweza (LDF Ladies).

Defenders: Nkotso Mapota (Wits University), Mosili Motšoeneng (Bloemfontein Celtics), Phesolo Mafusi, Mamoruti Ntsiki, Ntsatsi Khakanyo, Tšoanelo Leboka, Lerato Kheme (all LDF).

Midfielders: Mosel Pita (LDF), Boitumelo Rabele (Lewis and Clark Community College, USA) Matšeliso Ntšasa (LDF), Mabulara Mosoeu (LDF), Lerato Toloane (Nigol Ladies), Ntšabeng Pelea (LDF), Palesa Mpeta (LDF), Maseriti Mohlolo (LDF), Bokang Matabane (LDF), Lerato Mphou (LDF), Molemo Mokhothu (Kick4Life).

Strikers: Litšeoane Maloro (Bloemfontein Celtic), Nteboheleng Mohoshela (Kick4Life), Nthabeleng Potsane (LDF), Kholu Lebakeng (LDF), Matšeliso Makutoane (Basetsana), Senate Letsie (Lewis and Clark Community College, USA), Phuzile Molefe (LDF), Puseletso Jobo (Rovers Ladies).                                









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