Lesotho coaching job attracts 100 applicants
The Lesotho Football Association has announced that the vacant coaching job for its senior national team has attracted over 100 applicants dominated by coaches from Europe.
Likuena, as the Lesotho senior team is affectionately known, has been without a head coach since the departure of Thabo Senong late last year.
The Association’s Technical Director Leslie Notsi has been overseeing the team’s preparations for the upcoming 2023 preliminary round qualifiers against Seychelles scheduled for March.
LeFA’s Secretary General Mokhosi Mohapi stated that he is not surprised with the huge influx of applicants for the Lesotho coaching job.
“Having been in football for many years, it has not surprised me at all that there have been so many applicants. This has been as a result of probably the ongoing pandemic which has rendered redundancy at either Club level or even some national teams,” the LeFA Secretary General stated.
“Normally when there are such openings, there is a huge influx of applicants and our case has not been any different. We hope to have completed the entire process by next week.”
The Association announced that out of the over 100 applications, there are six local coaches and with majority of the applications coming from European countries such as England, Holland, Serbia, Italy, France as well as South Americans.
The lists includes coaches from South Africa, Ghana, Mozambique and Zambia, who some were at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.
One of the major requirements for the job is that interested parties should be in a possession of the CAF A License coaching qualification or equivalent.
Such a coach, LeFA further indicated that should have coached at club level or the national team in continental competitions for at least seven years.