The Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) held a two-day refresher course for the Women Super League coaches to keep in tune with the promotion of Women’s football in the country.
According to LeFA Technical Director Leslie Notši, the seminar was a platform to evolve and harness the skills of the respective coaches as they prepare for the start of the Women’s Super League second round, which gets underway this Saturday.
Notši stated that he is adamant that the refresher course will go a long way in improving the standards of Women’s football in the country.
Twenty Women coaches from each of the ten clubs in the Super League participated in the course, which is engineered to assist them with modern trends of coaching and other technicalities of the game.
“We have seen a lot of growth in Women’s football in the country and I’m happy with the progress that they continue to make,” the LeFA technical director said.
“The Likuena coach-ntate Thabo Senong was one of the facilitators of the seminar and was able to share his experiences with his colleagues. There was also a presentation on the laws of the game and working with the media.”
For his part, the Likuena coach said he was delighted to have been given a chance to share the latest trends in the game with his fellow coaches.
“I’m very happy to be invited for this course. Football is evolving and it’s important to meet as coaches to remind each other about the latest trends in the game and coaching,” Senong said.
“I think it was very important to work together in improving Women’s football in the country. It’s a rounded seminar that will include different departments of the game such as the laws of the game and how to work with the media. I’m happy and honoured to share my knowledge with the coaches and a big thank you goes to LeFA especially the technical department.
“I also learnt a lot from the coaches. The biggest concern for me is the big gap between the Super League leaders in LDF and the other teams. Our wish is to help the teams close that gap because the leading team needs competition. The sooner, the better,” he said.
Kick4Life assistant coach Mokobo Kepa said she was very delighted to have been part of the seminar and learnt a lot from the Likuena coach, who was the main speaker during the two days of the refresher course.
“Knowledge is very key for any coach and seminars such as these help add in the knowledge bank of a coach. They will surely also help a lot in the growth of women football in the country. It’s also important for every coach to learn about the changing trends of football globally,” Kepa stated.
The Lesotho Women’s Super League will return to action this Saturday for the start of the second round as leaders-LDF welcome Thaba Tseka Ladies in the first of the three matches scheduled for Makoanyane Barracks. Basetsana in fifth position will go head-to-head with FC Stoko while Limkokwing will also host Sky Battallion at the same venue.
LDF Ladies will be looking to bounce back from their first defeat in three-years suffered in the hands of Sky Battalion before the Christmas break. LDF and Kick4life are separated by just two points at the top of the Women’s Super League table.
Elsewhere on Saturday, second placed-Kick4Life will open their second round against Rovers while Mafeteng Sisters take-on Berea ladies in the last match of the day in Mafeteng.