BFA faces P500,000 lawsuit

Court battle: BFA faces a P500,000 lawsuit from former employees. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Court battle: BFA faces a P500,000 lawsuit from former employees. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Four former Botswana Football Association (BFA) employees have taken the association to the Industrial Court demanding more than P500,000 as compensation for unlawful dismissal.

According to court documents seen by MmegiSport, the four (names withheld) are demanding reinstatement or a payment equivalent to a year's salary. The first applicant has claimed P70,584, the second P271,788.24, the third wants P76,404, and the fourth is demanding P180,000.

The total claim is P598,776.24. In their final submissions before Justice Harold Ruhukya, the applicants argued that they were unlawfully dismissed from their employment with the BFA.

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