Flores dumps Lioli

Flores dumps Lioli

MASERU – Lioli technical director Antonio Flores has dumped the Econet Premier League leaders to take over the coaching reins at South African National First Division (NFD) side Super Eagles.
Super Eagles announced the Spaniard’s signature on Tuesday on their social media pages and the news has come as a shock to ‘Tse Nala’ fans because Flores was only appointed in August.

His departure comes a few weeks after he was robbed at Lioli’s clubhouse in Mohalalitoe.
Flores was beaten by thugs who went away with his laptop but he did not sustain serious injuries.
Prior to assuming Lioli’s technical director role, the Spanish-born coach was in charge of fellow Econet Premier League side Sundawana in what was his first foray into Lesotho football.

Flores was appointed at Sundawana in February amid much fanfare but he managed just one win in 11 league games in charge and could only guide ‘Tse Bo Yellow’ to ninth place. He left the Butha-Buthe side at the end of the 2016/17 season after disagreements with club owner Thato Nkone.
Flores’ resignation from Lioli was confirmed by the club’s general manager, Hlalele Matobako, who said ‘Tse Nala’ received the Spaniard’s letter on Monday. He said the position of technical director will remain vacant for now.

“His resignation came on Monday and his reason was that he wants to pursue his coaching elsewhere,” Matobako told thepost. “Because this (news) is still new, we have not had time to look at any candidates and we don’t have a technical director for now. Maybe the position will be filled at the end of the season,” he added.

Flores is well travelled across Africa having coached several clubs on the continent including Sports Club Villa in Uganda as well as Algerian side Sarl Star Foot Algerie.

Luciah Phahla

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