Elections: The democratic evil that kept BFA in chains


Elections should be a democratic process, which guarantees individuals' freedom of choice. But the same process can prove to be the chain that retards football's progress, writes MQONDISI DUBE

In 12 months, the Botswana Football Association (BFA) returns to the dreaded polls to elect a new National Executive Committee (NEC). The elections have never been short of drama, dishing as much intrigue as the country’s plebiscite.

The stage is already set; the daggers have been drawn and the kaleidoscopic pieces of who falls in which camp, are taking perfect shape. Two elephant bulls stand on each side of the cordon fence, with the identity of the contestants familiar, barring a late entry, to the 2016 bloodbath.

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