Club Licensing: Football's Hamlet moment

In William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, the main character, in one of the scenes, contemplates suicide as he struggles with the pain and unfairness of life.

‘To be, or not to be’ was Hamlet’s critical question. But at the end of it all, he opts out, acknowledging that the alternative (committing suicide) could even be worse than his present situation.

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) found itself battling a Hamlet moment last week as it rubber stamped a ‘painful’ football decision. Five clubs were packing from the Premier League after failing to meet the requirements of Club Licensing.

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