Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Lebotse Sebego for BNSC chair position?

After trying and failing to land the chairmanship of the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC), Tebogo LebotseSebego is now allegedly earmarked for the biggest position in local sports.

The former Botswana Netball Association (BONA) president is said to be in line to take over as the next Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) chairperson.

With current Chairman Solly Reikeletseng’s tenure coming to an end, rumors have started making rounds that he will not be re-appointed to his current position, paving the way for LebotseSebego to take over.

While official word is not yet out and those close to the issue are feigning ignorance on the matter, sources insist that LebotseSebego is all but set to take over.

Reached for comment, Lebotse-Sebego, who is the Africa Netball president, however said she was not aware of any plans to have her appointed as the next BNSC chairperson.

“I am not aware of such but if it is true, it will be nice to be appointed,” LebotseSebego said.

Asked whether she would accept the offer, the Africa Netball president replied in the affirmative.

“I would not say no to such an appointment. If it comes my way, I will not even blink, I will take it,” she said.

Having been off the pressures of leading sports associations for a few months now, the former BONA president said she will be ready to take over if she is approached.

Lebotse-Sebego said having been in sports leadership for a while; she believes she is well prepared to lead the local sports fraternity.

“Sports is very close to my heart and I am passionate about local sports. I will always be open to serve if called,” she explained.

On what she will bring to local sport if appointed, LebotseSebego said her role will be to ensure the country realizes its potential to excel.

“At this moment, Botswana is in a prime position to push for excellence. If I am indeed appointed, my sole purpose will be to see to it that we achieve excellence,” she explained.

Among other things, LebotseSebego said if she assumes the BNSC chairperson role, she will advocate for a change in Botswana’s sports events hosting policy.

“We always talk of developing sports tourism and I believe this is the area we have to look at as a country. Personally, I would like to see Botswana hosting world events,” she concluded. 

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