The Botswana Football Association (BFA) will hold its annual General Assembly this Saturday at Tlotlo Conference Center. The AGA is expected to address numerous issues that have affected Lekidi since incumbent president came into office. Letshwiti’s administration was never short of controversy including questionable staff appointments, factional wars and the demise of women’s football.
In a recent interview with BFA mouthpiece, Tumo Mpatane said the Regional affiliates are expected to address their progress and challenges to the mother body during the AGA. “We are expecting the regional affiliates to express their challenges to the association at the assembly which will give the association a chance to appreciate these circumstances and come up with solutions.”
Mpatane said one key area they need to address is the issue of sponsorships. “These are the key areas of discussions amongst other things, we have been in contact with several companies with the capability to inject money into football and results will soon show,” Mpatane said.
However, since the arrival of Letshwiti at the BFA, results have been mixed. The Women’s league has been inactive for more than six months and this should be the hottest potato for Letshwiti’s administration.
The women’s football was a big part of Letshwiti’s rhetoric during his campaign for presidency. However, the BFA boss is yet to walk the talk in this regard. The women’s league is currently in dismay and the BFA is at wits end on the matter having recently recalled the women’s team from international competitions. On the other hand the Zebras have been putting a below par performance and this will be a certain area that requires attention, the team recently bowed out of the COSAFA Castle Cup and the African Nations Championships (CHAN) prematurely.Local football supporters have been agitated by lack of positive results from the national team.