Phatšoane shines globally

Mr Souru Phatsoane

Lesotho top assistant referee attends prepatory course in Egypt next month. The course is sponsored by African football body (CAF).

LeFA Media and Communication officer Mr Mikia Kalati said LeFA is grateful about the performance of Phatšoane.

“The association is very proud of Mr Phatšoane and his achievements”, said Kalati.

Kalati indicated that Phatšoane has been a good role model and continues to lead by example as on the best referees in the country. His success in the continent has brought a lot of respect to Lesotho refereeing department.

“The whole LeFA refereeing department had a very successful 2019 as in almost of all the COSAFA tournaments we had our referees officiating in the finals in both the male and female tournaments”, stressed LeFA communication officer.

When asked whether the course is online or not due to novel covid-19 pandemic scenario, Kalati said CAF will find a way to have participants in Egypt.

He concluded by saying that last week AFCON qualifiers new schedule has been released.

LeFA issued a press release concerning Egypt trip by Phatšoane as follow:

Please be informed that the Lesotho Football Association’s top assistant referee Mr. Souru Phatšoane has been named among the continent’s best referees invited to undergo the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup Finals Prepatory Course scheduled for Egypt on September 16-20,  2020.

Mr. Phatšoane has enjoyed a lot of success as one of the top referees in the continent in recent years. He last year became the first Mosotho referee to officiate at a World Cup tournament and also officiated at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Egypt.

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