The cash strapped Botswana Football Association (BFA) has been caught with its pants down once again as Zebras players are threatening to boycott their Saturday fixture against Zambia in the 2017 COSAFA Castle cup. The game is scheduled for Moruleng, South Africa.Information coming out of Lekidi is that the nagging issue of late player allowances is rearing its big, ugly head again.
Investigations by BG Sport this week revealed that Zebras players recently called to camp are challenging the association over persistent money issues. The Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and culture development is responsible for national team allowances.
However, BG Sport is reliably informed that long-suffering national team players are still owed allowances for their recent match against Mauritania at the Francistown sport complex. The Zebras lost 1-0 to the visiting western African side.
This week BG sport sources said bemused national team players were quick to administer a tight chokehold on the unsuspecting BFA over pending allowances before the short cross border trip to Moruleng.
According to sources close to the matter, BFA Chief Executive Officer Ookeditse Malesu together with care taker coach Oris Radipotsane have been running helter skelter to resolve the rather dicey situation before the game. If Zebras miss their fixture against Zambia on Saturday, the humiliation and consequences may prove dire for the limping BFA.
Meanwhile BG Sport has it in good authority that the Zebras allowance is part of an even larger problem at Lekidi. Sources went as far as alleging that staff members from both the BFA