Sept. 1, 2022


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Phafane welcomes FIFA talent development project

Phafane welcomes FIFA talent development project

LeFA president, KC Salemane Phafane

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    Programme to promote member associations to analyse their high performance ecosystem
    LeFA has benefitted from past similar FIFA projects

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PRESIDENT of the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA), King’s Counsel (KC) Salemane Phafane is over the moon after the world football governing body, FIFA, approved the LeFA’s application to sign up for the first ever Talent Development Scheme (TDS) programme.

The association’s media officer, Mikia Kalati said Phafane gave the TDS thumps up after meeting the FIFA Regional Technical Consultant, Serame Letsoaka, who was on a five-day working visit to Lesotho, where he had been unpacking the TDS.
''Mr Letsoaka has provided information on how the TDS will work and how Lesotho will benefit from the programme.
''He talked in greater detail about the four pillars or support that will make TDS. The development programme was launched in January 2020 by FIFA Chief of Global Football Development, Arsene Wenger,'' he added.
Kalati said the programme aims to promote Member Associations including LeFA with thorough analysis of their high performance ecosystem in both men's and women's football.

He said these include all the national teams, domestic leagues, scouting projects, academics in order to ensure that every talented player gets the chance to reach their full potential.
''We are very grateful and thankful to FIFA for coming up with a programme of this nature, which I have no doubt that it will improve our football for the better,” KC Phafane was quoted as saying.

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Kalati further showed that the president also highlighted that they were going to benefit massively as LeFA, with all the expertise, training and education, knowledge sharing as well as the funding that FIFA will be putting towards the programme.
LeFA has already benefited from other FIFA projects such as the Bambatha Tšita Sports Arena as well as the Mohale's Hoek DIFA stadium constructions. - LeNA


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