Thursday, October 1, 2020

BFA to fire Kgotlele?

There seems to be no concrete evidence against suspended Chief Executive Officer of the Botswana Football Association, Mooketsi Kgotlele, for bribery allegations.

As things stand, the sitting panel that had been interrogating Kgotlele would hand in the report to the National Executive Committee (NEC) who would then make a final decision for his future.

Information reaching The Sunday Standard is that the current NEC would fire Kgotlele regardless of what the report entails.

On the other hand, that might backfire on the association because Kgotlele might go the legal route that might prove costly for the association.
If he is reinstated the association might find it a bitter pill to swallow having to work with the man they suspended.

Kgotlele’s hearings lost credibility and are seen as Kangaroo courts and some people are wondering why the case was not taken to the courts of law if, indeed, he has a case to answer.

When reached for comment, Kgotlele said he would cross the bridge when he gets there.

“I do not know what NEC would decide after the report but I am prepared for anything whether I am fired or reinstated,” he said.

Knives have reportedly been always out for Kgotlele from the day the new executive committee took control in 2007. He is seen as former right hand man of the former president of the Botswana Football Association, Philip Makgalemele.

The situation is reported to have been fuelled further by his non renewal of BFA’s head of technical, Losika Keatlholetswe’s contract.

Kgotlele is alleged to have been involved in a scam that influenced the results of Botswana and China’s friendly match last year. A lot of money is alleged to have exchanged hands. He was then suspended to face the wrath of the law.

Efforts to elicit comments from the BFA drew blank.

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