The six-month long hunt for Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) chief executive officer (CEO) may be over.
According to sources within the BNSC, the commission has identified current acting CEO Tuelo Serufho as its man for the job.
Serufho was seconded to the BNSC from sister organisation Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC).
Serufho was appointed acting BNSC CEO after the departure of Falcon Sediomo’s retirement.
He was allegedly offered contractual extension but opted to retire after having spent five year as the head of BNSC secretariat.
“As a norm his name was sent to Cabinet for approval and they have since done that. It is a matter of time before he could be revealed to the public” said the sources.
In a press release dated Monday 31August 2020, the appointment ‘is for a period not exceeding six (6) months whilst the recruitment process for the substantive CEO is being concluded.’
Serufho who is considered workaholic and resulted oriented administrator has worked at the helm of the BNOC as CEO for over eleven years. In 2014 he was the Africa Youth Games, CEO and he delivered successful games.
Serufho is believed to have been brought to the BNSC by Sports Minister Tumiso Rakgare and BNSC chairperson, Marumo Morule to drive the merger of the two sporting bodies – BNSC and BNOC.
He is believed to have all the necessary requisites to realise the merger. Minister Rakgare believes the merger will bring positive results and resources will be optimally utilized without having to divide the little resources among the do organisations which are almost doing the same thing.