Former Botswana Football Association Chief Executive officer (BFA CEO), Goabaone Taylor says she will soon drag the association before the courts for unfair dismissal. Taylor confirmed to The Telegraph Sport in an interview.
“Yes, I will be approaching the court on the matter” she said. She however said she could not divulge reasons for approaching the court as she is still consulting with her legal representatives and is yet to file papers with court.
While the former BFA CEO is keen to keep mum over the details of her planned legal action, sources close to her says Taylor firmly believes she has a case against her employer.
“She is contesting her dismissal because she believes she had done nothing wrong. He will seek the court to direct BFA to pay for the remainder of her contract with all benefits” the source explained.
The person further explained that the other things she will be suing BFA are for reputation dent for the things she is accused of having done. “Her reputation has been tarnished by his principals and for that she will be seeking compensation for that,” said the source.
Taylor was suspended late last year on allegations of misappropriation of funds. She was later summoned before the BFA disciplinary committee which found him guilty and was altimetry fired.
The BFA president reported the matter to FIFA and the football governing body responded by sending a delegation to Botswana. The two men assignment was to investigate the alleged misappropriation but found that the money was not stolen but used in other BFA activities. The Women Football, project money and Covid-19 relief fund was used in other activities not for the purposes the money was allocated for.
Despite FIFA findings the BFA pressed further and slapped Taylor with four charges. She was accused of emptying the BFA coffers that led to the BFA incapacitated to do its mandate including to pay staff salaries.
Taylor’s predecessor, Mfolo Mfolo is tipped to return to the country’s troubled sport body. Mfolo was fired by the BFA after the Under 17 boys’ national team scandal that led to the team’s disqualification from the COSAFA Under 17 tournament in 2020. The team was accused of age cheating.