June 14, 2022
Federation of Lesotho Rugby Secretary General, Litšitso Motšeremeli was elected the new President of the Lesotho Sports and Recreation Commission (LSRC), during an elective Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Maseru over the weekend.
Motšeremeli replaces Jobo Raswoko who had been the commission’s president since 2019, will be working with a new look committee for the next three years with the majority of the outgoing committee not returning for any of the portfolios in the new committee.
Tšeliso Motloheloa, the president of Chess Federation of Lesotho (CFL) is the new Vice President having defeated Limpho Rakoto with Lesotho Cricket Association president Mohlouoa Selopo elected Vice Secretary after going through unopposed.
Federation of Athletics Lesotho was voted the new LSRC Treasurer with Jobo Polumo also passing unopposed to assume the position of Public Relations Officer.
Speaking to Newsday Sports on Monday, the new president Motšeremeli thanked the sports family for the trust they have shown on him and his new committee.
“We are highly grateful for the confidence and their trust which we are counting on as we embark on this ne journey with all the stakeholders,” he said.
Motšeremeli who was also part of the commissioners in the outgoing committee said being elected says the federations and associations have realized some qualities in them.
He said their first priority is to protect the athletes and to make sure that the sports codes are equally treated by the commission.
“I was part of the outgoing commission so I have learned a few things that we got wrong that I am determined to rectify. One of those things is looking down on the very people whom we are here because of, and here I am talking about athletes. We are going to change that by putting these athletes’ needs first and make sure they are well attended to because that is why we are here. “In the outgoing committee a lot of promises were made to the federations that were not fulfilled, we are to look at those and make good on those while also making plans to have all sports codes have their own facilities,” Motšeremeli said.