The Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) through it’s coach education department is holding a nine-day introductory coaching and referees clinics in Quthing.
According to the statement issued by LeFA similar clinics have already been staged in Berea, Thaba -Tseka, Leribe, Mafeteng and Mohale’s Hoek.
The clinics commenced on Last Saturday in Mphaki and will also cover Masitise and Moyeni zones.
The instructors in charge include Mr. Leslie Notsi, who is focusing on coaching in general while Mr. Mohaila Letseka and Mr. Khotso Makhetha facilitate grassroots and refereeing modules respectively.
In the meantime, LeFA investigates reports of sexual abuse and exploitation by some girls on other girls while on women’s youth teams’ camp.
LeFA is greatly concerned with reports making the rounds on social media over the last few days of sexual abuse and exploitation by some girls on other girls, while on the recent camps of it’s national U-17 and U20 women’s teams.
In light of these reports, the LeFA leadership immediately called for a meeting with the management of the two teams for preliminary findings on the serious allegations.
The football mother body said the management of the two teams have categorically dismissed these allegations of abuse and exploitation, but it is determined to get to the bottom of this matter and will continue with it’s own investigations.
“We also know that survivors of abuse are sometimes reluctant to come forward, and LeFA invites anyone with concrete evidence to come forward and help the association in their investigations”, said LeFA media communication officer Mr. Mikia Kalati.
“LeFA will never tolerate any form of ill-discipline in the national team camps and the safety and protection of players will always remain our number one priority”, LeFA media communication officer emphasized.
“We also do not rule out this being political agendas used to bring confusion within the football fraternity as it has been the case leading and after the recent LeFA congress”, he concluded.