BFL saga: Eyes on the ball

One of football’s ugly episodes has rumbled on for much of the last month with no solution in sight. In one corner, stands a group of Botswana Football League shareholders and on the other, it is almost a one-man show as Nicholas Zakhem remains steadfast.

No one is prepared to blink with the ugly spate unfolding in front of a stunned nation as each corner chases what has been an elusive victory thus far. However, both camps are claiming victory at this stage with football emerging as the biggest loser as action has been halted.

Amid the fierce boardroom battles for the control of local football, the rules of engagement are being trampled upon with impunity. Even in a war, there are laid down rules as spelt out in the 1949 Geneva Convention. But with the BFL fight, the tankers are rolling in relentlessly and recklessly.

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Government’s efforts commendable!

Since the news broke, the government made sure to work hand in hand with the South African government to assist the families of the victims. The two countries came together to help the families identify the bodies of their loved ones through DNA testing. The government also announced that they would assist families with food for mourners before the funerals.Even though the deceased persons were mostly residents of Molepolole, the government...

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