LESOTHO FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
P.O BOX 1879
MASERU – 100
Bambatha Tsita Sports Arena
Old Polo Ground
MASERU – LESOTHO
Telephone : 09266 -22311879
Fax : 09266 - 22310586
1. ASSOCIATION PROFILE
Lesotho Football Association, is relatively young Association, it is about ten years old, whereas
football per se in Lesotho is probably the oldest and biggest sporting discipline in the entire
Lesotho Football Association was formed under the Lesotho Sports Act Bill. It is affiliated to the
following international Federations: -
It is a body corporate and statutory and legal provisions, it is composed of associate members,
and voluntary joined by a common purpose to direct, control, monitor, facilitate and develop
the love for, and game of football in Lesotho, to high and claimed quality standards.
The Association has established structures from top down to village levels to initiate develop
and manage football games, for local, national and international participation, within the legal
parameters set out by Lesotho Football Association, Lesotho Sports Council/Commission,
COSAFA, CAF and FIFA.
Lesotho Football season is running from August to May.
- To translate the wishes and expectations of the nation into a reality.
- Resuscitate the enthusiasm of the supporters in the quality of local games.
- Restore the pride of the nation in their national squad(s) e.g. Likuena etc.
- Lesotho Football Association is prepared to achieve excellence, effective and efficient
ways in controlling, managing and developing football as its day-to-day activities.
- To achieve all the above Lesotho Football undertakes to: -
- Install proper management systems
- Inset right frame of mind of managers and soccer administrators.
- Cooperation with all stakeholders
3. Main Objectives of the Association: -
3.1 SHORT TERM OBJECTIVES
- Establish full-fledged administrative offices at distracts levels,
run by full time Administrative Secretary.
- Acquire sites in the name of the Association for future sporting
facilities in all 10 districts of Lesotho.
- Strive to acquire sponsorship(s) for the Association and (its clubs) and
existing competitions and to initiate new competitions where
- Establish business partnership(s) with business community in Lesotho
and abroad for the development of football.
3.2 MEDIUM TERM OBJECTIVES
- Convert the position of Secretary General and Treasurer into the
position of full time paid ( Chief Executive Officer)
- Assist to acquire sponsorship for all Premier League Teams and all
- Initiate and establish “Youth Leagues” categorized as U-12, U-15,
U-17 and U-20 as actual grassroots Development Programmes at
village, district and national level.
- Engage highly qualified Foreign Coach for the following
- Technical Director
- Head Coach - National Team
3.3 LONG-TERM OBJECTIVES
- To develop and promote the Premier League to professional level.
- Close focus on women and Youth football Development Programmes.
- Establish a “School of Excellence” – Academy
- Attain high level qualified Local Technical staff in all areas e.g
coaching, refereeing etc.
- Achieve sustainable financial independence to generate at least
30% - 40% of funds required to run the Association.
4. ASSOCIATION STRUCTURE
NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE C.E.O
Premier “A” , “B”, “C” Referees Coaches
League Division Association Association
Accounts Administration Marketing
4.1 KEY POSITIONS IN THE RUNNING OF THE ASSOCIATION
- Vice President
- The Chief Executive Officer
THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – BONIFACE MOKALANYANE- PROFILE
A B.com Graduate from the National University of Lesotho (NUL). Has been the General
Manager for Pioneer Motors (Toyota dealership franchise) by I.NDC. Later joined BP Oil as
Lesotho Resident Manager for ten (10 years). Managing assests of BP in Lesotho, distributing
and marketing oil products in the country.
Leadership track record in business is undoubtable.
His love for sports started while still young. He became senior football player up to the National
team for many years. Joined football National Executive Committee in 2002 as the Chief
Executive Officer- on full time basis.
NB: On the above organizational structure you will notice that, the department of Marketing
and Technical functions. This department is not manned at the moment, due to financial
constraints. It is for that reason that we are outsourcing these functions.
5. MAIN COST CENTRES IN LESOTHO FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
5.1 Lesotho Senior Team (Likuena) and other National Teams: U-23, U-20,
U-17, U-15 and Women National Team.
5.2 Clubs Competitions: Premier League, A, B, & C Divisions
5.3 Administration of all the above activities.
6. STATISTICS RELATING TO THE ABOVE
No. Of Clubs No. Of Players
- Premier League 16 560
- A Division 20 700
- B Division 304 10640
- C Division 226 7916
- Womens League 18 630
TOTAL 584 20,440
7. PROGRAMME FOR THE NATIONAL TEAMS
LIKUENA (1ST Leg) AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS (2nd Leg)
3rd September 2006 Uganda vs Lesotho (Likuena) 17/06/2007
7th October 2006 Lesotho vs Nigeria 09/09/2007
24th March 2007 Lesotho vs Niger 03/06/2007
29th April 2006 Mozambique vs Lesotho
30th April 2006 Lesotho vs The Winner (Mauritius/Angola)
8. Women (Mehalalitoe) PAST COSAFA TOURNAMNET
- Zimbabwe vs Lesotho - 19/04/2002
-Lesotho vs Mauritius - 21/04/2002
-Lesotho vs Malawi - 22/04/2002
-Lesotho vs Zambia - 24/04/2002
2006 Programme U-19 to play COSAFA in Zambia, October 2006.
Likuena is a cream of our soccer talent and the National Pride of the Basotho Nation. It is an
Appropriate medium vehicle which could be used to; promote your business interest
I.e. product, services of any company.
Likuena is assembled on the basis of the number of international competitions that Lesotho
Football Association has registered for any given year, i.e. World Cup, CAF, and African Cup of
Nations and COSAFA.
For Likuena to do the above, it must camp adequately enough for its preparations and supplied
With requisite equipment like training gear, balls, boots etc.
Likuena at some stage experienced a series of unsuccessful games, and that affected our
National morale .However, there is improvement in the recent year and has played well against
Some African’s giants like Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe, until Likuena reached finals of
COSAFA 2000, where it met with Zimbabwe although we lost.
10. FOOTBALL DEVELPOMENT INITIATIVES
Currently LEFA is embarking on an intensive development programme focusing mainly
On the following categories:
- Youth Football - U-15, U-17, U-20 age groups
- Women Football - U-15, U-17, U-19 age groups
- Training Course for Coaches, Referees and Administration
The Programme is spread all over the country centered each of the ten (10) districts with full
Football structure in every one of them of them called “District Football Association” charged
With full responsibility to develop football in their respective districts, Head Office Located in
The Youth and Women at compete at Zonal level, at Districts level, until nationally whereby
National Teams of respective age groups are selected first for school of excellence during
The schools are the main in integral part of the programme, since the age group is the school
The main costs centres of development football are:
1. Supply of training gear for different age groups.
2. Traveling expenses for teams and training coaches.
3. Equipment: balls, nets cones, bibs etc
4. Training courses for coaches, referees and administrators.
In this programme the U-20 group is aimed for World Cup 2010. U-15 is a project team
For World Cup 2014.
See attached document marked “ Eye on 2010”
11. LOCAL COMPETITIONS
1. Premier League Competitions:
The 16 teams compete in a League format. At the moment we have the main league and top
8 leagues. There could be more forms of Leagues per season depending on the availability of
In the main league the top team goes out to play internationally in CAF Club Championships.
The top four teams play Tournament on Round Robin Basis.
2. “A” Division
The 20 teams compete similarly as above and both are National Leagues.
The top two teams here are promoted to the Premier League end of the season.
3. “B” & “C” Divisions
These are competing within districts by Zones and then up to district competitions until the
two emerge to be promoted to the top league (“A” or “B”)