Maseru, March 15 — FIFA Regional Technical Consultant, Mr. Serame Letsoaka from South Africa is expected to arrive in Lesotho today (Wednesday) for a four-day visit to monitor progress made on the FIFA Talent Development Scheme (TDS), since it was launched in the country.
According to Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) Media Officer, Mr. Mikia Kalati, Lesotho is among the first three countries in the region to launch the Talent Development Scheme, which is the latest in a range of FIFA Projects targeting a boost in football’s global competitiveness.
He said on his first day in the country, Mr. Letsoaka will hold youth coaching clinics in Thaba Tseka to be followed by a meeting with the LeFA Technical Director.
‘’He will also hold Talent Development Scheme inductions for the district Coaches and Coordinators in Maseru,’’ he highlighted.
As part of realising TDS, Lesotho Football Association organised junior soccer tournaments in the four regions of North, Central and South as a pilot project.
However, LeFA is yet to hold a similar tournament for girls’ junior soccer players in order to give everyone a chance in the development of football in the world.
FIFA was launched as an innovative FIFA Talent Development Scheme (TDS), offering bespoke assistance to Member Associations (MAs) to help them achieve their full potential and continuing the measures taken to reduce the disparity in the level of football between different regions of the world.
TDS is part of FIFA’s collaborative work with MAs to increase global competitiveness. World football’s governing body is increasing its investment through a holistic approach to technical and education projects, also represented by new performance analysis and insights on the field as well as the FIFA Training Centre, launched in 2021 as a modern and dynamic platform to share knowledge with technicians of the game.