Letshwiti’s time to walk the talk

SHARE   |   Tuesday, 16 August 2016   |   By Staff Writer

Botswana Football Association (BFA) Annual General Assembly on Saturday voted in Maclean Letshwiti to lead them for the coming four years as BFA president. He takes the baton from Tebogo Sebego, whom he defeated by 32 votes to 28 in the second round. None of the two had failed to reach the required 70% of the votes to win in the first round. Now that campaigning time is over it is now time to implement his promises. Letshwiti has thanked the assembly for voting for him, saying it is a sign of confidence in him. He acknowledged that leading football is a difficult task but accepted the challenge. “I cannot deny that there are challenges but my team and I will hit the ground running to develop local football. I have no doubt that with your support we will take football to another level,” he said. 

First 100 days

He pointed out that in the next 100 days in office, he will work on developing BFA strategic plan assisted by FIFA. According to him, the members of the NEC will also undergo an induction conducted by FIFA. He said in addition to reviewing and implementing the finance policy they will also visit the BFA regions to get their needs. He will also have a seminar with associate members BOPSSA and BISA to map a way forward on grassroots development as well as appoint all BFA standing committees. Letshwiti thanked the previous National Executive Committee that was led by Sebego for the leadership it had shown over the years. Team Letshwiti emerged victors of the night snatching five of the seven available National Executive Committee seats.  Letshwiti will be assisted by Segolame Ramotlhwa and Marshlow Motlogelwa as 1st and 2nd Vice presidents respectively. Other team Letshwiti members Senki Sesinyi and Eatametse Olopeng made it in to the committee as ordinary additional members. They are accompanied by Team Sebego’s Masego Ntshingane and Susie Montsho who was voted through the woman ordinary additional member card.