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Another top referee dies

The late Premier League referee Paul Khiba in the middle

Jan. 18, 2021 1 min read

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PROMINENT Premier League referee, Paul Khiba died on Friday under mysterious circumstances, the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) has announced.

His body was found on the periphery of his home town of Maputsoe, Leribe by young children earlier on Friday, Metro has learned.

Khiba is the second top Premier League referee to die last week after LeFA’s referee instructor Rethusitsoe Lebaka also passed away on January 10, following a brief unexplained illness.

“The Lesotho Football Association has learnt with shock of the passing away of another member of its referees' department in Mr Paul Khiba. Details about the cause of his death are still not clear and are being investigated by the police,” LeFA said in a statement released on Friday.

This is a difficult time for the football mother body as it is still mourning the former Under-17 goalkeeper Rethabile Marake who passed on during the Christmas holidays.

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Marake will be laid to rest in Ha Leqele, Maseru on Saturday while Lebaka will be buried at his Ha Abia residence on January 20.

Khiba will be laid to rest on January 23 in Maputsoe.

LeFA on Friday visited Marake’s family and handed over some groceries to help prepare for his funeral.


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