Thursday, July 18, 2024

BFA fires another CEO

Botswana Football Association (BFA) National Executive Committee (NEC) has fired Mfolo Mfolo its third Chief Executive Officer in the four years under current president Mclean Letshwiti.

Mfolo was suspended recently after the national Under 17 boys’ team was disqualified from participating in the regional COSAFA Under 17 tournament. The team was disqualified because the association failed to administer MRI test on the team as per CAF and COSAFA requirement.

In reaction to the embarrassing lapse, the BFA National Executive Committee appointed a three-member committee to investigate the matter. The three members are Dr George Mokone, Mothusi Taolo and Lore Morapedi.  “BFA NEC has today, Saturday, December 5th, agreed to mutually part ways with its CEO, Mr Mfolo Mfolo. The two parties pronounced the parting of ways as an amicable agreement,” reads part of the press release.  The Under 17 incident is alleged to have been used as an opportunity by the BFA to cut loose its CEO who had fallen out of favour with the BFA leadership.

Mfolo joined the BFA in 2017 on secondment from the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research Science and Technology on two-year contract. His contract was later extended by two more years. At the time of his expulsion, his contract was left with 10 months. 

Finance Manager Thabiso Kebotsamang has been appointed acting CEO. Mfolo is the third CEO to part ways with BFA under Maclean Letshwiti. Kitso Kagiso Kemoeng, Ookeditse Malesu and Mfolo all worked under Letshwiti. The hunt for the new CEO has begun and sources within Lekidi (BFA headquarters) have alleged that the former Multi Choice Botswana CEO, Billy Sekgororwane is destined to replace Mfolo. It is alleged Sekgororwane was head hunted before Mfolo was suspended.

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