Monday, October 18, 2021

Assembly to hear what Letshwiti has for them

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) leader, Maclean Letshwiti, is expected to host his first football general assembly next weekend. The BFA delegates who will be attending the assembly are expected to get an update from the president on his achievements, failures and challenges since assuming office last year August.

Letshwiti is expected to give the assembly his activity report since assuming office. Upon assuming office one his promises was to create 5 000 jobs. It is anticipated that the president will update the BFA gathering on the progress he has made in this regard.

The BFA is also expected to inform the assembly about new developments at the Lekidi secretariat office. Upon arriving at the BFA the new leadership parted ways with Kitso Kemoeng who was the BFA CEO. Kemoeng was unceremoniously dismissed by his employers allegedly for being difficult to control and failure to obey the leadership.

He was replaced by Ookeditse Malesu despite huge resistance from some NEC members. Malesu is said to have failed to impress the BFA leadership and the BFA is not give him contract. He is expected to depart from BFA by the end of August.

The other issue that the BFA leadership is expected to discuss at length is the Botswana Premier League (BPL) autonomy. The issue of the premier league has been dragging for a quite some time and the BPL leadership has been at pains to convince the BFA National Executive Committee to grant them autonomy to run their affairs.

BFA is also expected to debate motions from the regions. One of the motions excepted to attract controversy is the one calling for the powers of the BFA president to be increased. Though the motion is yet to be discussed, there are insinuations that the motion is designed to empower the seating president to fire some of the NEC members perceived not to be supporting him.  Those who argue against the motion will reason that it will breed more conflicts as opposed to good.

There are allegations that the BFA vice presidents, Segolame Ramotlhwa and Marshlow Motlogelwa, are target if the powers of the president are to be increased. It is alleged they will be fired from the NEC for consistent differing with the BFA leader.

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