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Phuthego on sticky wicket with BFA

"" Rejected former football administrator, James Setete Phuthego is likely to be barred from entering Lekidi football centre for good as the relationship between him and the association continues to deteriorate.

WeekendSport sources reveal that the football association is contemplating slapping the former premier league manager with a letter barring him future entry into Lekidi. They say such a letter should have reached Phuthego this week but have no answers as to what could have prompted the delay.

The strain between the two parties became precarious following the sacking of Phuthego from the premier league amid reports of office abuse and mal-administration. When reached for comment, Phuthego could only say, “I can never know their intentions, its best you ask them, but anything can still happen.”

Following irreconcilable differences with the local mother body, Phuthego is reported to have dragged the association to court, seeking legal redress. In his assessments of details and facts, he felt he was unfairly dismissed and as such the association owed him some money.

Sources say the association is taking its time on the matter and the former Satmos administrator is giving them sleepless nights.  When pressed for more details, sources say Phuthego is regarded as the black sheep of the association and even at a period where he is sidelined, he continues to poke them in the eye, while de- campaigning some highly ranked of Sebego’s cadre.
BFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO, Kitso Kemoeng said he is not yet aware of the issue and therefore “it will be difficult for me to share details.”

Phuthego came to the Premier League sometimes in 2005 deputising the then Administrative Secretary of the league Comfort Ramatebele. At the time, his position was better known as the league secretary. It was in 2007 that he ascended to the post of Administrative secretary when his senior, Ramatebele, parted with the league under a cloud of animosity.    In 2008, when Botswana Telecommunication Corporation, trading as be-MOBILE, first came on board as sponsor for the league, Phuthego was elevated to the post of General Manager which he was ‘forced’ to leave after a cold spell of war that reached the industrial court.

He would later resurface at Township Rollers as their first general manager before succumbing to prolonged illness eventually being forced to leave the job.
Recently, Phuthego was engaged by Selibe Phikwe troubled outfit Satmos as a ‘parent’ to help them argue their cases with the premier league.


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Finally, sponsors jerk BFA

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