Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Ramochotlhwane drags BFL to Industrial court

The former Botswana Football League chief executive officer (BFL CEO), Solomon Ramochotlhwane is dragging his former employer to the industrial court over ‘his forced resignation.’  

According to those close to the BFL, the former CEO resigned due to unbearable conditions of work. “The CEO could not express himself and was not free to do work because operational issues were hindered by his superiors who were/are perceived not to be fair in executing their duties,” a source revealed. 

Ramochotlhwane had 19 months left in his contract of employment after working for 17 months of the 36 months contract. According to sources, the CEO fell off with his bosses on operational issues as they were interfering and wanted him to do things according to their wishes which were against the laid down policy procedures. The CEO approached the court for recourse as ‘he did not willingly resign but was forced by circumstances to step down.’ 

The former BFL CEO allegedly resigned as he was accused of failing to find league sponsors and for failing to make the league attractive. His principals were believed to have been impatient with him though he was believed to be administratively applying himself well.  

Ramochotlhwane is seeking the industrial court to direct the BFL to compensate him for the reminder of his contract and pay other benefits that were due for him. 

The controversial premier league board of directors is accused of failing the league and interfering with the secretariat as well as ‘always wanting things to be done their way even though it was against set policies.’  

Since the league was given autonomy, the board has been a thorn to the running of the league. They have among other things been accused of trying to force the league secretariat ‘to favour their teams over other teams which are not represented in the board.’  

The league is used to fighting with their former CEOs, Bennett Mamelodi also approached the courts for unlawful dismissal. 


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