Kitso Kemoeng has been appointed Botswana Football Association (BFA) Chief Executive Officer following the departure of Keith Master.
The BFA National Executive Committee believes that in Kemoeng they have found the right man who has ample knowledge on football matters. The new CEO has signed a three year contract with BFA and he believes that during his stay at the association he will turn it around to make it a place of repute. Kemoeng is not new to sport or even football as for a long time he has been the CEO of local sport mother body Botswana National Sport council (BNSC).
With his proven capabilities and repute over the years is it believed that Kemoeng will be able to handle the job that has proved very difficult for many others. Addressing the media yesterday Kemoeng said his agenda as the CEO will be to tackle burning issues of degrading Zebras rating, among others. He said he will be working to improve the ratings of the Zebras. This has been a burning issue with supporters disgruntled by the poor performance of the national team which led to it falling down the FIFA rankings. “This will not be achieved in a day, it is going to take meaningful and well-resourced programmes to generate a future generation of star players who will catapult the standards of our national teams,” he explained.
Kemoeng said for successful national teams, emphasis should be put more on upping development initiatives, projects and programmes. He pointed that there is need to resuscitate the Chappies Little League as well as revive the holiday football camps to lay a solid foundation for local football. Founded on all these we need national youth or junior leagues to close the gaps in competition structures,” he added.
BFA Chief executive Officer position has always been the talk of town as all most all people who ascend to it do not last. It remains to be seen if Kemoeng will be able to stay at the position to the end of his contract.