Malesu steps down 

SHARE   |   Monday, 21 August 2017   |   By Staff Writer 
Malesu steps down 

Ookeditse Malesu will at the end of August 2017 add to the growing list of former Botswana Football Association (BFA) CEOs who have failed to see through to the end their tenure. The BFA CEO seat seems to be the hottest in town with most of its occupants never finishing their term as they either get fired or step down. Malesu has added to this number, having tendered his resignation hardy six months in office. He will however remain the BFA CEO until the end of August 2017 as he is said to be serving his notice until 31 August 2017. BFA spokesperson Tumo Mpatane has confirmed the CEO’s resignation. Mpatane said in an interview that the association has received Malesu’s resignation letter. “The CEO will be around until the end of the month as he is winding up business in preparation for a smooth hand over,” said Mpatane. He said though the CEO is leaving business will have to continue at the association. Despite Malesu leaving his post he indicated in the resignation letter that he will not be lost to BFA. In his letter which was leaked to the media Malesu cited focusing on his businesses as the main reason for his departure. Malesu took over from Kitso Kemoeng who parted way with the association in December 2016. The separation came following Kemoeng’s suspension from the office before the two amicably parted ways. Kemoeng had taken over from Keith Masters who left the association under shady circumstances. Before Masters, it was Duncan Kgame who held the hot sit. All these gentlemen and others before them failed to see their tenures at BFA to the end. To some Malesu’s resignation did not come as a surprise as his occupancy of the office has always been disputed. There were some within the football fraternity even inside the BFA NEC who questioned his appointment and credibility, saying he was not qualified for the post.  



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