Why football, volleyball got nod for monthly allowances

Volleyball, together with football, benefited from the allowances PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Volleyball, together with football, benefited from the allowances PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Football and volleyball national team players received the now aborted monthly allowances following a tier system, developed during former Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) chairperson, Boyce Sebetela’s reign.

The allowances were discontinued in November, after the BNSC admitted the system had become difficult to implement.  The scheme was introduced in 2012 and over the years, but last November, the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development (MYSC) decided to halt it. The decision drew mixed reactions, with critics arguing, other sport disciplines were supposed to benefit as well.

BNSC acting chief executive officer, Bobby Gaseitsiwe said when the allowances were introduced, volleyball and football were tier two codes.  “Volleyball and football qualified for a lot of things such as administration, offices, vehicles and appearance fees was more than other codes. That is how the monthly allowances came about,” he said.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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