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Dec. 8, 2021

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LeFA uses COSAFA legacy programmes to empower women footballers

LeFA uses COSAFA legacy programmes to empower women footballers

LeFA Media Officer, Mikia Kalati

Story highlights

  • A total of 16 females are attending a football administration course in Thaba Bosiu
  • COSAFA started its legacy programmes with a referee’s course which included 15 match officials

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LESOTHO Football Association (LeFA), a body responsible for the promotion of soccer in the country is using the regional Council of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) programmes to empower local women in football.

Mikia Kalati, LeFA Media Officer said the soccer governing body is dedicating the COSAFA legacy programmes to empower women administrators and coaches who are participating in the week-long D License Coaching and Administration courses which began last week Friday at the Kick4Life sports centre in Maseru and Thaba Bosiu respectively.
He said the D license coaching course has drawn a total of 20 participants, 14 females with six males.

''The administration course is also dominated by females who have taken 16 slots with only four going to their male counterparts,'' he said.

Kalati noted that the regional body kick-started its legacy programmes with a referee’s course which included 15 local match officials, adding that three of them have been appointed to officiate at the ongoing 2020 AUSC Region 5 Games in Maseru.

He said on Saturday, COSAFA collaborated with LeFA to hold the COSAFA -15 girls' legacy tournament for the 10 districts at the Bambatha Tšita Sports Arena in Maseru. Both the semi-finals and final were held on Sunday.

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Kalati further showed that LeFA’s female Assistant Referee, Polotso Maapara officiated the U-20 World Cup qualifier between Zambia and Ghana played at the Nkloma stadium in Lusaka Zambia over the weekend.
He said Maapara was the Second Assistant Referee working alongside South Africa duo of Akhona Makalima and Maneo Tau as the Central referee and First Assistant Referee respectively.
He said Joyce Seonyatseng from Botswana and Rusina Majo of Zimbabwe were the Fourth official and the Match Commissioner respectively. LeNA

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