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May 20, 2022

STAFF REPORTER

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Rugby boss relishes regional games leadership role

Rugby boss relishes regional games leadership role

FLR Secretary General, Litšitso Motšeremeli

Story highlights

  • Motšeremeli believes in hard work
  • The administrator attributes his success to players

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FEDERATION of Lesotho Rugby (FLR) Secretary General, Litšitso Motšeremeli is relishing the challenge to lead the Lesotho delegation at the upcoming African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 Games 5 games to be staged in Malawi from December 2-11.

The Lesotho Sports and Recreation Commission (LSRC) announced after its annual general meeting (AGM), in January that Motšemeli had been appointed as head of mission for the regional games in Malawi.

Motšeremeli, who cut his teeth as a rugby administrator and later became Commissioner at LSRC, said it was an honour for him coming from a small federation that is still making baby steps to be given such a big responsibility.

“I believe that the appointment is a reward of the hard work because as a Commissioner at LSRC, I was tasked with the responsibility of working with federations such tennis, netball, LORA and table tennis, who have made major strides in their administration,” he also said.

“I think the more you work hard, the more people start believing in you and your abilities as an administrator.”

The LSRC Commissioner credited the rugby association for his recent rise in sports administration.

“It is all credit to the hard work of our rugby players that the sport continues to grow from strength to strength and people like me in administration are getting recognition,” the rugby administrator said.

“A few years ago rugby became an affiliate of the sports mother bodies in the country and it’s all thanks to the players who pushed us to also work hard and be at the same level as them.

“I also got the chance to enrol in several administration courses organised by the Lesotho National Olympic Committee (LNOC), which helped me grow tremendously as an administrator,” he said.

Motšeremeli said preparations for the AUSC games scheduled for Malawi are yet to officially commence as he is awaiting the LRSC elections scheduled for June 12.

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“We are waiting for the LSRC elections before we could officially announce the teams and officials that will be going to Malawi for the regional games,” he added.

“It’s very important that we wait for the new leadership of LSRC as they will have a say in how things are run, especially appointment of key members of the team, such as the general manager.

“What I can tell is that the role I have been given to lead this team, I will perform to the best of my abilities. This is a promise I make to Basotho,” he said.

Team Lesotho will be looking to improve on their shambolic preparations when they hosted last year’s edition of the games. However, despite the muddles, Lesotho still managed to finish third in the overall medal table.

They bagged 18 gold medals, 17 silver medals and 17 bronze medals to total a haul of 52 medals. South Africa were the overall winners of the games winning a total of 75 medals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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