BFA votes shrink

Electoral process: BFA’s 2020 elections PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Electoral process: BFA’s 2020 elections PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

A meeting of Premier League clubs scheduled for tomorrow is expected to pressure the Botswana Football Association (BFA) over voting powers.

The BFA will hold elections during its Annual General Assembly on September 14. The number of votes has been reduced from 60 to 38 after the Botswana Football League (BFL) was granted autonomy by the mother body three years ago. The Premier League used to have 16 votes while the First Division had eight votes. But when the BFL became autonomous, that number was reduced to two. The BFA recently rescinded its decision to grant the BFL autonomy and now clubs, who are meeting tomorrow, want their voting powers back. "That should be the point of discussion, now that they have taken back autonomy. It means they will have to give us back our voting rights," a Premier League club official said, on condition of anonymity.

The BFA CEO, Mfolo Mfolo, told a press conference yesterday that this year's elective assembly would have only 38 voters as compared to 60 in 2020. Mfolo said each of the BFL regional structures and the national women's committee will have two votes each. "Actually, we have 38 delegates and those 38 are the voters. (The) 17 regions that make 34 (voters), (with) the national women's (committee) will be 36, and BFL will make 38 voters. Those who attend are the chairperson and secretary from each of those delegates," Mfolo said.

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