The Lesotho Volleyball Association former Vice-President Administration Lehlohonolo Ncheke, is on cause to become the association’s president in the upcoming elective annual general meeting of the association penned for 28 February 2021.
When the list of candidates was endorsed and announced this last week, Ncheke appeared as the only candidate unopposed in the presidency position.
The Mahlaseli Volleyball club member was elected the Vice-President Administration of the national volleyball body in 2017 but he resigned in 2019 citing personal reasons.
He will now fill the position that was recently held by former president Mpho Palime who had to step down last year after she was elected Gender Minority Member in the Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) in October of 2020.
The vacant position in the absence of Palime has been occupied by Hlapane Tšehlo, acting as the president. But in the upcoming elections, Tšehlo has been nominated to contest for the secretary general position.
He will be running against the current holder of the office Sebolelo Ntlhokoe who is on a mission to retain her post.
The position of the Public Relations Office (PRO) is not contested for by any candidates for the upcoming elections and so speaking to Newsday Sport on Wednesday, the incumbent PRO Buller Phalatse said they did not receive any applications for that post.
“We did not receive applications or nominations for that position so we are leaving it to the congress to decide,” Phalatse said.
He said he is not running for the position this time around as he was already struggling to balance the work of the office with his personal commitments.
“I won’t be running because as it stands, from sometime early last year I was struggling to keep up with demands of my personal life and the office of the PRO in the LVA hence my decision,” he said.
Currently all sporting activities are prohibited because of the Covid-19 pandemic and Phalatse said they are hopeful that when the day of the AGM arrives the regulations will be eased.
He said should it not be possible to meet physically they are already looking at options of hosting the AGM virtually.