Saturday, September 25, 2021

Is the new BFA boss wielding a huge axe?

Botswana Football Association (BFA) is restructuring and reengineering its operations in a bid to maximize productivity and efficiency.

The process has already sparked jitters among staff members as some anticipate possible downsizing of the association which would results in loss of jobs.

The BFA Chief Executive Officer (BFA CEO) Mfolo Mfolo has confirmed to the Sunday Standard Sports that staff has already been put on notice about the process. “All employees have received letters pertaining to restructuring and reengineering” Mfolo said.

Sources inside the BFA told Sunday Standard that there was talk of the association being bloated and that the restructuring will aim at trimming the excess fat and redeploying some staff members. This has touched off fears of looming job losses and a long period of labour disputes as aggrieved members try to push back against the change.

Asked if the process will involve shedding jobs to create a leaner structure as is the case with most restructuring processes, Mafolo said It would “depend on the new dispensation guided by the Employment Act and the efficiency that the federation wants to achieve” Mfolo.

Mfolo explained that restructuring has always been in the pipeline in an effort to maximize the achievement of the association’s strategy.  He said the BFA wants to focus on its core mandate to deliver a flawless product that the nation will be proud of.

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