BPL leadership suspended

SHARE   |   Tuesday, 29 March 2016   |   By Staff Writer
BFA president Tebogo Sebego BFA president Tebogo Sebego

• Meantime, BFA CEO to run BPL office

Botswana Football Association (BFA) is currently investigating the suspension of Botswana Premier League, Chief Executive Officer Bennett Mamelodi, its chairman Walter Kgabung and his deputy. The three were suspended with immediate effect at BPL board of directors meeting on Saturday. Even though it is not clear why the board decided to suspend the three officials, there are reports that they were brought to book following allegations of bringing local football to disrepute. Details are still sketching at the time but some say the board may have acted outside the parameters of the law in suspending the leadership. BFA president Tebogo Sebego confirmed BFA National Executive Committee’s knowledge of the matter but said they are currently in contact with all parties to establish the finer details and legality of some of the developments from the meeting. “On behave of the NEC, I have directed all parties to submit a composite report by the end of business today (Tuesday 29 March, 2016),” said Sebego. According to Sebego, it is after these submissions that a way forward will be determined by the NEC on the matter. As result all execution and implementation of all resolutions adopted at the Saturday meeting will hold pending submission of the composite report from parties involved. This means BPL office will be without leadership in the meantime following the suspension of the CEO. To ensure continuity Sebego said the BFA CEO will until further notice take charge of the BPL office as it has to continue running.  He said BFA hopes to have the matter resolved as soon as possible.