Rugby on autopilot as members desert


Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) is effectively on autopilot, after the rugby body was plunged into further turmoil following the recent resignation of its president, Lesedi Keekae.

Some of the executive committee members have left town, Ernest Mantsi (secretary general) is in Mmadinare while Donald Kandima (additional member) stays in Maun. Vice president-administration, Bob Lekan and vice president-technical, Sean Irish are the only two left in charge of the union.

Despite the skeletal executive committee, elections are only due next year. Some people within the rugby fraternity are calling for Farid Pandor, the BRU’s disciplinary committee chairperson, to be elevated to the president’s post. Pandor has served under former presidents, Dave Gilbert as secretary and vice president under Bob Lekan.

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