According to LeFA’s Development Officer Matamane Matamane, the modification is intended to ensure that local coaches do not struggle when they enroll for CAF C, B and A Licenses.
He made the announcement a few weeks ago during a consultative meeting between the DIFA Maseru District Coordinator and zonal coaches.
Matamane said LeFA through the youth development office under the auspices of the technical department office plans to make a huge contribution towards the development of grassroots football in the 2020/21 season.
“We plan to develop grassroots football through targeting children aged between six and 12 and improve football at development level through targeting those aged 13 to 20 in order to prepare them for future careers as footballers,” he said.
Matamane further showed that LeFA will hold inter-district competitions in south, north and central regions as a part of development of grassroots football.
“I therefore urge you to form youth clubs so that children could learn football basics while also making it easy for LeFA to select regional squads from such teams. Our plan is to also strengthen the LeFA School of Excellence by mixing children from various regions of the country,” he added.
LeFA plans to have a clear development structure that would ensure that the national Under-17 and U20 teams avoid age cheating going forward, an exercise that will assist the association to have a clear valid youth players’ profiles.
As part of the initiative, Matamane said LeFA in collaboration with DIFA will visit schools to hold grassroots sessions.