Matlama elections set for August 26

Matlama elections set for August 26

MASERU – Matlama will hold their executive elections on August 26, the club has confirmed.

Two weekends ago Matlama’s elections were postponed for a second time after the club’s management failed to produce the past year’s financial report at the elective conference which was held at Lehakoe Recreational Centre.

However, speaking to thepost on Tuesday, Matlama secretary general Liteboho Tlebere said the financial report is “almost ready” as the club gears for its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the end of the month which will coincide with the elections of a new executive committee.
‘Tse Putsoa’ had hoped to hold elections two weeks ago but things came to a standstill when the club’s president, Ikarabele Sello showed up without the team’s financial report but only a summary.

Members in attendance did not accept the summary and demanded the elections be postponed.
Speaking this week, Tlebere said the club’s stakeholders have agreed that the much awaited elections now be held on August 26.
“I heard that auditor is about to finish up the report, they were just looking for some information to use then the report will be out,” Tlebere said.

“I think the purpose is that on the 26th of August the report will or should be available but if auditor will not be done by then we expect to have management statements like receipts and transactions done. Every transaction is expected to be available so as to show transparency and good management of the team,” he said.

The current Matlama committee was elected in 2013 and its term expired towards the end of last year.
Since then there has been discord with fans accusing certain members of not having the right to make decisions at the club and others of not having proper club membership cards.

Last November ‘Tse Putsoa’ held an extraordinary conference but it ended in chaos when some executive members were accused of not having authentic Matlama membership cards.
Tlebere said the club wants candidates that will take the club forward.

“For nominees we expect candidates with managerial skills, people who will be accountable and will make decisions in faith of the team, it should also be people with ethics,” he said.

“We will use nomination forms where the members will nominate one candidate. The nominees are also expected to have their full membership cards,” he added.

Tlebere said he has received backing to continue in Matlama’s executive committee.
“Looking at my background with the team I think they still need my services maybe that is why I have a lot of pressure from members who want me to be part of the nominees but as an individual I wanted to take another position not in executive” he said.

Nkheli Liphoto

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