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BFA allays fears over virtual vote

MQONDISI DUBE
Virtual meeting: BFA delegates will conduct elections through electronic means PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
The Botswana Football Association (BFA) is confident of holding a seamless, first ever-virtual ordinary general assembly on October 10, 2020.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions have meant it is impossible to hold a physical meeting, with BFA authorities opting for a virtual gathering.

It would be the first time ever a virtual vote is held, but BFA chief executive officer, Mfolo Mfolo said the process should proceed smoothly.

“Preparations are going well and we are content to deliver a successful congress. There are not many challenges, we have put up an IT working team [BFA/BNSC] to model the best IT solutions to hold the assembly. What is important is to use a risk-free IT solution to sustain the connectivity at a point in time of the congress,” Mfolo said.

He added the elections would be done as

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per Article 26 of the BFA constitution and read with the electoral code.

The holding of a virtual general assembly, including the elections, could pave way for further use of technology.

The BFA is preparing for elections, which pit three camps, in what should be an intriguing contest.

Incumbent, Maclean Letshwiti faces his predecessor, Tebogo Sebego and former BFA CEO, Ookeditse Malesu.

Campaigns have reached fever pitch, with the teams traversing the country in order to convince voters.

Team Letshwiti has preached continuity, while the Sebego camp wants to “restore the image of football”.

Malesu team has anchored its campaigning on taking football to the people. The possibilities of a mixed National Executive Committee remain high.



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