Zakhem’s dual roles cause unease

Dual roles: Zakhem doubles as GU director and BFL chairperson. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Dual roles: Zakhem doubles as GU director and BFL chairperson. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

FRANCISTOWN: A report from a three-member team commissioned by the Botswana Football Association (BFA) to investigate match-fixing allegations against the association’s general manager, Monnakgotla Mojaki, has expressed concerns about Nicholas Zakhem's dual role.

Zakhem is a director at Gaborone United (GU) and the chairperson of the Botswana Football League (BFL) board. The investigative team consisted of human resources expert, Leviet Ntwaagae and attorneys, Simon Mmopi and Mboki Chilisa. The investigators submitted their findings two months ago but the BFA has not made the report public as promised.

The commission was established following a leaked audio conversation between Mojaki and referee, Joshua Bondo. In the audio, Bondo appeared to dismiss attempts to influence the outcome of a Premier League match as Mojaki pleaded with him to meet with Zakhem.

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