Letshwiti challenges Sebego

SHARE   |   Tuesday, 24 May 2016   |   By Staff Writer
Letshwiti challenges Sebego

Maclean Letshwiti has raised his hand to challenge Tebogo Sebego for Botswana Football Association (BFA) presidency. Letshwiti, a renowned businessman and football enthusiast declared his intentions this week following speculations on who will vie for BFA presidency against Sebego at the coming July 30 congress. A number of names popped up in the past months as potential candidates for presidency as lobby groups take form. Those who are looking to dethrone Sebego have since lobbied Letshwiti to do the honours. Letshwiti is currently the only one who has officially declared his interest. However, more names are expected to come up as the closing date for the nominees is June 15, 2016. The business man said his candidacy is driven largely by the need to revitalise local football which has over the few years been characterised by infighting. “I have been for many years involved in football development in Botswana. I have made it my personal mission to ensure the success of football and its integrity, and it is with this backdrop that I take a step forward and raise my hand to be elected as president of the BFA,” said Letshwiti. His declarations come at a time when Botswana football is marred by controversies which he said concerns him. The current situation is expected to give some hope that they can successfully defeat Sebego following the difficult time he had in office. Some in the football fraternity feel that the man has not done much to grow local football something that might work against him in July. Sebego who also declared his intentions of contesting for the second term however does not seem concerned about the competition.