BFA gets third CEO in 10 months

Bakang Mhaladi

Gaborone – The Botswana Football Association (BFA)’s troubled chief executive officer’s post, has welcomed its latest addition, a third appointment in just 10 months.

Relatively unknown Mfolo Mfolo was recently appointed the new BFA CEO, replacing Ookeditse Malesu who lasted just six months in what is proving to be a hot seat.

Malesu was appointed after the departure of Kitso Kemoeng, who failed to complete his tenure as the high turnover of CEOs is unrelenting.

Mfolo has been defending league champions, Township Rollers’ treasurer and recently took up a more prominent role as the head of the CAF Club Licensing Committee.

BFA president, Maclean Letshwiti believes the association has finally found the right partner despite the unstable past.

“The focused Mfolo is a leader by his right having worked for government for 22 years.

“We trust that the football family has found an individual that will bring financial accountability to the association and cultivate an excellent rapport with many constituents that are stakeholders in football nationally, regionally and internationally,” Letshwiti said.

Mfolo is a graduate of Masters of Business Administration (MBA). He is widely versed in areas of Management, Marketing, Accounts, Economics, Finance and Company Law,” the BFA said.

“In addition he holds a BA Honours degree in Psychology and a BA degree in Psychology from the social sciences specializing in and industrial psychology where he rear among many others Humana Resource Management, Consumer Behaviour, Labour Law, Labour Relations, Career Management and Organisation Behaviour.”

His qualifications make BFA believe they got their man, who has been seconded to the soccer body by the government.

The BFA has battled to retain its CEOs, hiring no less than seven in the last five years. The only CEOs to complete their terms are Ashford Mamelodi and Thabo ‘Styles’ Ntshinogang.

The association has battled to a finger on the pulse regarding the incessant departures, but critics point to the unstable ‘political’ environment at the BFA.

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