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President of Lalenok United (left) and Head Coach (right)
Dili, December 16, 2020
At a press conference held at Lalenok United’s headquarters in Dili, the President of Lalenok United, Mr. Pedro Belo, thanked coach Simon Pabo Elissetche for his contribution and dedication to the club for 10 months; “I would like to thank coach Simon Elissetche for contributing to our club for 10 months, with his dedication and effort we have collected two trophies (COPA FFTL and TAÇA 12 DE NOVEMBRO) this season of 2020. I would also like to thank you for your effort in promoting Lalenok United FC to the world, I can say that, a few months ago, He brought our news in honor of Diego Maradona’s death to an Argentine television where it was a moment for people to discover more Timor-Leste” Said Pedro Belo that the coach has rescinded contract with Lalenok United and will move to a first division club in Malaysia and he will take the Timorese João Pedro with him to play in his club, it is also a great effort he has made for football in Timor-Leste, he deserves our respect and thanks. The club has committed that the door of Lalenok United FC is always open to the coach when he wants to return one day.
Coach Simon Elissetche also thanked the President of Club for the confidence and opportunity he was given “I would like to thank the President of Club, Mr. Pedro Belo and his wife, Mrs. Zenilda Gusmão, for giving me the opportunity to work together, and I am also grateful to the entire club structure for always supporting our work and in the end we achieved the result we expected, to be champions. My sincere thanks and honor to the players who, through their dedication and hard working, finally we won both championships ”
The Chilean coach ended his contract with Lalenok United on December 12, 2020, and will move to Kuala Lumpur FA for next season.