The writing may well be on the wall for the suspended Botswana Premier League Chief Executive Officer Bennett Mamelodi. This comes after Botswana Football Association’s National Executive Committee upheld Botswana Premier League board’s decision to suspend him. The NEC also maintained the decision to recall BPL chairman Walter Kgabung and his deputy Solomon Mantswe while investigations are carried out.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) met on Friday to give deliberation on the matter and rubber stamped the board’s decisions except one. It is reported NEC did not uphold that Horatio Mahloane must be acting CEO during the period of Mamelodi’s suspension, citing that they still need time to consult on the matter before making any decision on it. The BPL board took the decision to recall and suspend some of its top leadership following complaints of maladministration that led to overspending at the league office.
The suspensions opened a can of worms as the BPL offices were then put under the lock as investigations on the matter were started. Mamelodi will remain suspended while investigations continue. At the centre of the investigations is the reported P6 million over spending which has resulted in financial troubles at BPL. The board has since requested a forensic audit to find out what could have led to the financial problems at the league office. Investigations are on-going.