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Sebego faces revolt

BFA President, Tebogo Sebego

Botswana Football Association (BFA) President, Tebogo Sebego is a frustrated man. The lurid President is battling ugly demons in the form of rebellion within the National Executive Committee (NEC) with factions threatening to rock Lekidi House once again.

The confusion- hit Association is skating on thin ice ahead of next year’s elections as members sway from one faction to the other. WeekendSport sources say a revolution of some sort is threatening to play itself out where file and rank NEC members are starting to turn their backs on the president.

All the while, Sebego seems comfortable. Sources likened him to a chess player confident of his tactics on the king’s Indian defence move. This is a move where the king is surrounded by pawns for the overall protection of the crown. Lately, information has been spilling that newly recruited Vice President-Finances, Marshlow Motlogelwa is eyeing the BFA plum post of presidency.

However, when reached for comment, Motlogelwa was quick to deny the assertions, “I do not have intentions of standing as of now, if it so happens, I will make it public knowledge.”

A couple of other NEC members, some of which hold influential posts in technical departments are reported to be plotting with the low lying Motlogelwa to oust Sebego. The name of Stephen Phetlhe, the BFA Vice President- Technical has been mentioned. Additional member, Senki Sesinyi has been previously mentioned as another master mind in dismantling Sebego’s camp. But his unpredictability and ability to manoeuvre the football terrain is leaving others with confusion regarding his stand.

When reached for comment, Sesinyi denied reports that he has formed a faction with the likes of Phetlhe to construct his way right into BFA power.  “I do not know what you are talking about, I am not even thinking about that at the moment, I have never even met Phetlhe,” he said. Phetlhe‘s phone rang without answer.

Highly placed sources stated that Sesinyi silently broke ranks with his president after the elevation of Basadi Akoonyatse to the position of vice president-administration, replacing forgotten Sebego’s foot soldier Tariq Babitseng. Nevertheless, those close to these developments say Sebego himself; during secret ballot voting did not pick Akoonyatse but voted for Suzie Montsho.

According to reports, the scenario irked Akoonyatse and has as well sent Sesinyi to a sombre mood, consequently leading to Sebego being set up as a target.

However, information reaching WeekendSport suggests the affluent Sebego pulled a master stroke. It is reported that he cajoled Akoonyatse to a point of appointing her head of restructuring as the association heads for transformation. Tempers have momentarily cooled down.

When fielding WeekendSport‘s inquiry, the head of the association said there is no cause for panic and everything is well on track. “We will take matters by the strides, and I have not heard of any revolt. The law shall prevail,” he assured.

This is after he was asked to clarify the issue regarding his stand as the president within a ‘cracking house’.

Meanwhile, sources reveal that Sesinyi is now back inside Sebego’s camp while nothing is said about Suzie Montsho.

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