BFA reported govt to FIFA

Eight months after President Ian Khama took office, the Botswana Football Association (BFA) reported his constituency league to the world football governing body, FIFA, not the opposition.

Evidence shows it was not the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) that blew the whistle as the ruling party has been alleging since FIFA issued an ultimatum to the government two weeks ago.  Mmegi is in possession of a letter dated December 15, 2008 to the FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, written by the BFA marketing and communications officer, Phakamile Kraai. In the letter, copied to FIFA development officer, Ashford Mamelodi, Kraai stated that the Botswana government has introduced a constituency league, and thus sought direction.

“How the game is played is that the constituency fixtures are played first by all the villages/wards and surrounding neighbours per region, and when the winner emerges from that constituency area they will then play the other constituency winner. 

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