By Staff Writers

Maseru, Dec 16 The Night’s Watch) – Kick4Life has announced that it appointed Motlatsi Nkhale as its country director, the first Mosotho to hold that position.

Nkhahle’s appointment as director will take effect from January 1, 2021.

He takes over from Canadian, Hana Taiji, who is moving to a capacity building role, “with a focus on supporting the development of the organisation’s social enterprises and long-term sustainability”, Kick4Life said.

It said Nkhahle will lead “a fully Basotho Senior Management Team”.

Motlatsi, according to Kick4Life, was born at Qalakheng in Mohale’s Hoek.

He studied in the United States of America (USA) where he, in collaboration with educational institutions in China, obtained a BA Degree in Chinese Language and Literatures.

He completed a one-year Peripatetic Sociology Research on community coexistence amongst the Chinese and African people, through the Watson Fellowship.

“He has worked in both public and private sectors in Lesotho, China and USA dealing with diplomatic issues, translation and interpretation, investment issues and research,” Kick4Life said.

It added that: “He joined Kick4Life in 2018 as Operations and Programs Director, before assuming the role of Deputy Country Director.”

Kick4Life Co-founder Steve Fleming said they were thrilled to see Nkhahle progress to the role of country director and said they looked to “an exciting time ahead as we continue our mission to transform the lives of young people in Lesotho through the power of sport”.

Fleming said: “We would also like to thank Hana for the fantastic job she has done as Country Director over the last few years, notably helping to build a strong, local Senior Management Team as well as helping the club move towards equal budgets for our men’s and women’s football teams.” NW

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