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BFA hires ex-BNSC boss

Kitso Kemoeng will succeed Masters

In the wake of an intense recruitment drive by the Botswana Football Association (BFA), the footballing body is said to have finally agreed terms with former Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) Chief Executive Officer Kitso Kemoeng to take over as the Chief Executive Officer.


Kemoeng, who remains BNSC’s longest serving executive as head of secretariat, is poised to lead the BFA office ahead of two other contestants who were shortlisted for the interview. The former BNSC boss will replace Briton, Keith Masters who could not see his contract to the end after a huge fall out with BFA’s executive committee.


The other two applicants are current Township Rollers and Premier League chairman, Walter Kgabung and former Botswana Railways (BR) chief executive officer, Taolo Sebonego.


It came as no surprise when Kemoeng emerged the winner in the three-horse race. Although Sebonego is said to have shown a great deal of corporate language, his only struggle was putting together a footballing argument.


Sebonego’s disadvantage, according to reports, is that he is not knowledgeable on the football game although he can learn quickly from his employers. Having led BR at some point, Sebonego did prove his mettle despite having to leave at some point.


With a number of blunders and past failures at the hands of the chief executive officers at Lekidi, the panel did not want to start trying out new combinations and a decision to hire Kemoeng was seen to be in the interest of dousing flames from government around how the BFA manages its affairs.


According to one of Kemoeng’s soon to be supervisors, their man did not struggle to show the true position of the game today and where he would take it. His 21 year stint at BNSC, where he oversaw the operations of the BFA among others was just what the doctor ordered. At the end of the day, it was not too much of a debate around who the right candidate was.  


“For the first time since joining the BFA executive, I felt this was the best decision we have ever made as the board. At least we did not dwell much on who related to who and how. My only gripe is that one of our board members applied for the job without first clearing his interest and getting permission from the president,” said one NEC member who was in the interviewing panel.


Ironically, Kgabung is accused of applying for the job without first resigning from the position of Premier League Chairman, which automatically makes him a member of the BFA National Executive Committee. Despite coming third in the race, Kgabung faces accusations of trying to benefit from the terms he set as a board member.


When asked why he did enter the race despite being a member of the board, Kgabung admitted that it is a post suitable for any individual who meet the requirements. However, he mentioned that he has never been to any NEC meeting more because he is a chairman of the league on a temporary basis. “Yes, I applied and I do not think it was wrong, but bear in mind that I was never invited for any NEC meeting,” he said.


KK, as Mr Kemoeng is known around the sporting fraternity, could not entertain an interview about his pending job offer despite reports indicating that he is hired.


Asked to confirm the appointment, BFA president Tebogo Sebego could not be drawn into sharing any details.

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