Nov. 25, 2022


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Teams to observe moment of silence for the late Mochini

Teams to observe moment of silence for the late Mochini

The late Seephephe 'Mochini' Matete

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    Mochini succumbed to an undisclosed illness at Baragwanath Hospital in Joburg
    The soccer giant to be buried next week Saturday

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ALL teams registered with the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) are expected to observe a moment of silence starting with mid-week Premier League games in honour of the late Seephephe 'Mochini' Matete, who died over the weekend after a long illness.

‘Mochini’ or ‘Number 10’ as Matete was popularly known in football circles was one of the greatest players to come out of Lesotho.

He succumbed to an undisclosed illness on Sunday at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg, where he had been admitted for quite some time.
LeFA Media Officer, Mikia Kalati said teams are being requested to show their respect to the legendary footballer, coach, and instructor for his immense contribution to the game over the years.

The late referee, Salang Ntepane who died earlier will also be honoured with a similar courtesy.

 ''The LeFA would like to inform its structures and clubs that all matches from its various leagues starting with the Premier League that will be played on Wednesday, 23rd November will observe a moment of silence for the late Seephephe 'Mochini' Matete and the late referee, Salang Ntepane,'' Kalati said.

LeFA, he said will remember the two giants for their respective and invaluable contributions to football.
Kalati said LeFA will hold a joint memorial service at the Bambatha Tšita Sports Arena next week Wednesday ahead of their burial on Saturday.

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Matlama also extended condolences to the Matete family, the club's followers, and the football fraternity at large for the devastating loss of the soccer guru who was a midfield ace for the Sea-Point-based side during his playing days.

Matete also master-minded Likuena’s midfield before he hung up his boots to become a coach.

He coached Matlama, the national Under-23, and Likuena among others.

He also mentored several local coaches as a CAF coaches’ instructor. – LeNA/Metro


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