The Botswana Football Association (BFA) have set the date of August 8 for its elective congress to be held in the capital city of Gaborone.
This follows the green light by the Government of Botswana on the easing of lockdown restrictions that included allowing the sports fraternity to return to training during the novel coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world.
Speaking to the media at Lekidi Football Centre, BFA Secretary General Mfolo Mfolo introduced the electoral committee led by Moemedi Letina.
He said the committee will be charged with the operations, processes and procedures of the National Executive Committee (NEC) elections.
Mfolo also added a new twist to the format of elections – regional structures will not have elections, however they will be allowed to send their representatives to the congress.
“There will be no elections at the regions this year, a resolution was taken to have the term of regional structures run for four years, and as such their term started from 2018 until 2022,” said Mfolo.
In response to the task ahead of his committee, the electoral committee chairperson Letina said the FA will open applications for candidates effective from June 1-19, whilst vetting will continue until end of June.
“The application for candidates who wish to run for all the available posts will be submitted to the BFA secretariat office, effective from June 1-12,” said Letina.
The NEC elective posts include that of president, two vice-presidents (technical and administration), three additional members and one women representative.
The requirements are that these candidates must be aged 30-75, with no criminal record, and must be serving or active in one of the football structures. The final list of candidates is expected by July 23.
Meanwhile, as Botswana look to finish their different leagues, the FA has formed an adhoc committee which is headed by medical professionals to work on recommendations to be put in place before decisions can be made about the 2019/20 footballing season.
By Gaone Pearl Kerileng & Moagi Madisa