Maseru, Oct. 25 — Lesotho Football Association tasted the CAF African Football League through its top Assistant Referee Mr. Souru Phats’oane who was part of the match officials appointed to handle the quarterfinal second leg when Tunisian giants Esperance Tunisienne hosted DR Congo’s TP Mazembe on Wednesday.
TP Mazembe had a slim 1-0 lead from the first leg encounter played at Benjamin Mkapa on Sunday.
Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) Media Officer, Mr. Mikia Kalati to the Agency that the African Football League (AFL), which is a new competition by the Confederation of African Football kicked-off in Dar es Salaam last Friday.
He said the AFL has been described by CAF as a titanic battle of strength versus strength between giants of African football being contested by the best clubs in the continent.
Mr. Phats’oane has been consistently hoisting the national flag aloft at international stage after having been part of the match officials at the last FIFA World Cup finals played in Qatar in 2022.
He has also officiated the Japan Olympic Games, besides having already officiated in many continental top flight matches in the CAF Champions league finals and also in the FIFA Youth World Cup finals.
Eight of Africa’s most famous and iconic clubs are competing for the grand prize of M75 million, which goes to the winners of the inaugural AFL tournament, raising the stakes considerably in a tournament that brings an exciting new African Football product to the World Football Calendar.