Kgatleng BTC Premiership outfit Mochudi Centre Chiefs have appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Botswana Stock Exchange, Thapelo Tsheole as their team president. Tsheole, who commands an illustrious background in corporate governance, is expected to contribute in propelling the Kgatleng club to new heights in both governance and strategy.
Tsheole joins Magosi at a time when the team is seeking to revive their fortunes following a difficult 2017/18 season, both financially and in the pitch. In an interview this week, Magosi chairman Raymond Tsheko confirmed that they appointed the BSE Chief as president.
Tsheko described Tsheole as a champion of corporate governance and strategy. Tsheko further explained that Tsheole who champions community projects is expected to advise the team on strategic decisions in the future.
“We seek to promote ethical leadership and maintain a sustainable model for the team. There is need to raise the bar high and achieve what we have set out to do in football,” Tsheko said.
The Magosi chairman said the appointment of the Corporate governance guru will ensure that the team is run well and complies with statutory requirements. “We must further ensure that people who run the club are of a good standard.” Tsheko further explained that there is need to ensure that the organisational makeup of the club is inclusive to stakeholders.
Commenting on the matter this week, Tsheole said his recent appointment to Magosi comes as a voluntary service to the community. “It was not the first time I was approached to be the team president. They have been approaching me for the past two years but this time I agreed”.Furthermore. Tsheole explained that he will not be involved in the day to day operations of the football team. “I am just a ceremonial figure. “
The BSE chief said he will assist in providing a higher level of policy and vision for the Kgatleng team. Tsheole said he will use his expertise in the corporate world in an effort to help the team move forward. The Mochudi native says he has been supporting Magosi from his early days.
I have played for the Centre Chiefs development team in the Chappies league a long time ago. I later went on to play for another team in the National First Division in Gaborone.