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Dog-fight in All-kasi deal

A spirit of militancy is sweeping across the Botswana Football Association National Executive Committee (BFA NEC) over the contract of the association’s technical sponsors, All Kasi, regarding beneficiary and sales issues.

Members of the executive committee are said to be at odds with each other over how the replica jerseys are to be distributed and sold country wide. As always, fingers of blame are pointed at President Tebogo Sebego for taking up and conducting the matter with his Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kitso Kemoeng only.

Reports suggest that a committee which was appointed to facilitate the issues was dissolved by the President. The committee which is said to have kicked off negotiations with Tsa-Gae clothing label, trading as All –Kasi comprised inter alia- Marshlow Motlogelwa- Vice President in finances and marketing in BFA wing, Suzie Montsho an additional member and suspended premier league Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bennett Mamelodi.

But when fielding WeekendSport enquiries, the ever confident Sebego said; ‘‘All Kasi lead time is about 120 days. But they are working around the clock to get the merchandise earlier.’’

When asked as to why he dissolved the appointed committee, he further said, ‘‘implementation of contracts is done by the secretariat. Once a contract is signed, it is handed over to BFA CEO for implementation.’’

It has always been a difficult for Kitso Kemoeng to make comments when it comes to All Kasi issues. He finds himself conflicted simply because the technical sponsors are run by close relatives of his and he has confirmed it.

‘‘I always want to excuse myself from All Kasi matters, as you know it involves family ties,” Kemoeng told this publication.

In January this year, an announcement was made that BFA has agreed a deal with All Kasi for the next three years. The clothing label has always ticked all the right boxes when engaged by the association. It is common knowledge that the local company was once booted out under emotional decisions at a time when the association was struggling to exorcise the ghost of debts.

BFA was seen to be battling identity crisis under the leadership of David Fani when the two parties started punching each other publicly despite the growing delight that the Zebras national team had qualified for AFCON 2012 show piece for the first time after so many years of asking.

The company, as it exited the BFA scene after the 2012 episode, raised a total of P700 000 from the sale of Zebras limited jerseys they designed-something they are expected to continue doing even in this deal. The company would later ruffle few feathers when they demanded that the money be directed to players and not BFA coffers.

Although not boldly maintained, the company renewed their interest to continue sponsoring the national football teams after their first contract expired, but tender documents later revealed that the association had set their minds on Umbro although All-Kasi scored the highest points. Reports later indicated that they had requested for a ‘special partnership’ which was not part of the tender requirement.

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BAD WEEK FOR MANCHESTER CITY

6th February 2023

After falling to close the gap on Arsenal by losing to a record breaking goal by Kane at the Tottenham stadium.Manchester City now find themselves being charged by the Premier League with more than 100 breaches of its financial rules following a four-year investigation.

According to BBC , it has referred the club to an independent commission over alleged rule breaches between 2009 and 2018 , and also that Man-city has not been co-operating since the investigation which started in 2018 .

BBC further states that The commission can impose punishment including a fine , points deduction and expelling the club from the Premier league.

The alleged breaches include ,  breaching rules for requiring full details of manager remuneration,from 2009-2010, to 2012-2013 seasons when Roberto Mancini was in charge . Also player remuneration between 2010-2011 and 2015-2016.

The Premier league stated that City breached rules related to UEFA regulations , including Financial Fair Play , from 2013-2014 to 2017-2018 ,as well as Premier League rules on profitability and sustainability from 2014-2016 to 2017-2018

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Mason Greenwood attempted rape charges dropped

2nd February 2023

Charges of attempted rape and assault have been dropped against Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood who was arrested in January 2022 after the allegations emerged.

The 21-year-old was arrested in January last year amid allegations surrounding images and videos that emerged online.

He was later charged with attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The Crown Prosecution Service said the charges were discontinued after a key witness withdrew their involvement.

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Raphael Varane announces retirement from international football after 10 years of service.

2nd February 2023

The Manchester United defender will now focus on his club career having made 93 caps for France, appearing at three world cups and on European championship. The Les Bleus won the World cup in 2018 and Raphael Varane started all but one of France’s matches in Qatar as they finished as runners up to Argentina

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