Misgivings about monthly incentives

The Zebras players were paid monthly allowances PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
The Zebras players were paid monthly allowances PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

While the sports codes welcomed former President, Ian Khama’s idea of monthly stipend for all national team athletes, there was apprehension in some quarters, which felt the development was not sustainable.

Soon after assuming power in 2008, Khama assigned the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development (MYSC), Department of Sport and Recreation, Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) and the Botswana Football Association (BFA) to facilitate a proposal to pay allowances to players from each of the 16 football Premier League and 24 First Division teams, as well as volleyball league teams.

“This gesture was to extend to other sports codes in subsequent years, provided they run national leagues or regular tournaments that could be aggregate into a league,” reads a document which was presented by the BNSC to Khama before the implementation of the scheme.

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