BFA’s Ncube denies misappropriating funds

Clear the air: Ncube PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Clear the air: Ncube PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Botswana Football Association (BFA) National Executive Committee (NEC) female representative, Lobito Ncube has said she fully accounted for the funds meant for the women’s team at the 2021 Cosafa Women’s Championship in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Ncube was the Head of Delegation (HoD) but was robbed of the association’s bank card by a South African driver who allegedly later used the card to buy some luxuries.

Following the theft of the card, a report was made with South African Police Service and the case is currently under investigation. However, according to some of the contents of the report that was carried out following the team’s return, Lobito may have not properly accounted for some contingency funds. Asked if she had as yet retired the R45,639,56 that was used to buy match videos and the ‘unexplained’ R5,000 Mr Price voucher, Ncube denied any wrong doing. She said: “When our team goes to competitions we carry our own video analyst who takes his own footage only during our games as permitted by Cosafa. We are then afforded the full match video of our game only. This is the standard even at CAF and international competitions. In the event when you want to get footage of other games you must purchase those games.

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