Saturday, July 24, 2021

Acting BFA CEO sidelined

Acting Botswana Football Association (BFA) chief executive officer (CEO) Thabiso Kebotsamang remains excluded in the continental and regional football fraternity. 

This follows his absence in critical regional and continental football congresses despite being at the helm of local football since the sacking of former chief Mfolo Mfolo in December 2020.

A few weeks after missing the COSAFA Annual General Meeting held in South Africa, Kebotsamang also missed the just ended CAF elective congress. 

The 43rd CAF general assembly was held in Casablanca, Moroco over the weekend with the BFA president Maclean Letshwiti attending with Vice president Marshlow Motlogelwa.

In recent years, the norm has witnessed the secretary general of the football association being the CEO attending such events with the president. 

However, Kebotsamang has been kept in the dark, a predicament that has allegedly irked some executive members of the BFA wondering criteria used to send delegation to vital meetings. 

With some of the BFA top brass allegedly discontented with the predicament. A source revealed that Kebotsamang’s silence on the matter is due to his temporary alignment in the position that is currently vacant with applicants lining up. Letshwiti attended the congress as a candidate seeking to become an executive committee of CAF.

“Letshwiti went to South Africa for the COSAFA meeting alone and yet again he went to Casablanca for the CAF congress with Motlogelwa without the secretary general,” the source said.  

“It has been the norm with the former secretary generals of the association to attend these vital meeting but nothing has changed since the departure of Mfolo,” observed the source. 

“There is just a lot happening at Lekidi Football Centre but Kebotsamang will not want to dwell much as he is temporarily holding his seat,’’ revealed a source.

Kebotsamang assumed the role of Acting CEO after serving two years at the troubled association on the BFA finance department as the finance manager.

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