Mokhosi bound for Zim ahead of tourney

MASERU – Lesotho women national team Mehalalitoe’s former head coach, Puseletso Mokhosi, will be heading for the upcoming COSAFA Women’s Championship in Zimbabwe next week as match commissioner while her erstwhile charges finalise preparations for the tourney.

Mokhosi has been invited to play different role of a match commissioner in this year’s event and has welcomed the assignment with both hands.

“It is a new challenge altogether because I have never done it before but I am willing to take it and see where it takes me, it might be new but it is a good one,” Mokhosi said in an interview with Public Eye on Wednesday.

A commissioner plays an important part in a match; therefore his or her role cannot be compromised. Such an official should be a person with sound knowledge of the rules of the game and the rules governing a particular tournament. Courage as well as the ability to take prompt and accurate decisions and maintain sound conduct is the hallmark of a good match commissioner.

COSAFA might have seen all these attributes in the Lesotho international, triggering a dream invite.

Mokhosi, who is also a Kick4life women team head coach, however explained that she is still communicating with the COSAFA team to finalise things before departing for Zimbabwe.

With the tournament kicking off on Wednesday 13, the Kick4life mentor is expected in Bulawayo from Monday 11 until 18. The tournament will end on September 24.

“I am still working on a few things so I cannot say when I will be leaving but then I am ready for it and will consider taking it seriously now that I got the opportunity.”

Mokhosi also holds a position as the Lesotho women’s football president and has expressed concerns on lack of women at an administrative level, urging them to show interest and focus in the beautiful game of football.

“Another reason I am taking this opportunity seriously is because I think it might open doors for other women in our local football. We really need more women to be at the level where they can match the international standards,” Mokhosi added.

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