Monday, July 15, 2024

Sebego plots Letshwiti’s ouster

Former Botswana Football association President Tebogo Sebego who was deposed by MacLean Letshwiti during the 2016 BFA electoral congregation is entertaining the thought of running for the football association’s presidency during the next elections.

Sebego who was non committal told Sunday Standard that he could not rule out the possibility of challenging Letshwiti for the BFA top post at the upcoming elections slated for 2020.

Elected into office in 2012 under slogan ‘’friends of football”, Sebego feels he was voted out of office before fulfilling his vision for local football and that some of the projects are not being executed as he had planned.

Sebego however would not be drawn into critiquing his successor and his regime saying, ‘’I am very principled and cannot comment on the current leadership as they are still mid way through their term and I cannot be judgemental. I feel a lot of projects are not taken and I cannot rule out a return to the BFA in the next term,” Sebego told Sunday Standard. 

The former prot├®g├®’s most memorable contribution during his reign was the restructuring of the BFA political landscape. This resulted in BFA regions being divided into blocks giving all football team a fighting chance to compete for places in higher leagues despite plying their trade in remote areas of the country. 

The likes of Black Rangers from Tsabong and relegated Skoon Boys from the Kgalagadi region competing in the Debswana First Division South League (DFDSL) have proved that the divided blocks helped their region to have a representative in higher leagues. 

Before losing in 2016, Sebego had mulled commercialisation of the game which continues to remain a challenge. Some of the ideas were the likes of Lekidi Investments Company that combined Lekidi ticketing, Lekidi travel and hospitality.


Read this week's paper