The long awaited start of the Premier League season has been postponed once again following the Botswana Football League (BFL) board meeting held on Saturday.
The newly appointed BFL board chairperson, Nicholas Zakhem last week told the sister publication, Mmegi that the new board is pushing for vaccination of all players and technical staff before the season can kick-off. “Our immediate priority as the board is to vaccinate all our players and technical bench before we can engage in competitive football,” he said. The BFL CEO has since released a statement confirming the new kick-off date and that this week will be used to vaccinate players who are under the age of 30. The Ministry of Health and Wellness has been rolling out vaccination of people whose age range from 30 years and above in the last few weeks.
The new BFL board on Saturday also accepted the appointment of Tebogo Sebego and Johane Mchive as new independent members of the board. Sebego is expected to provide legal expertise because of his legal background. He also has the much needed experience for local football having served as the Botswana Football Association (BFA) legal advisor at one point before he became the president. However, his appointment as an independent member might also raise eyebrows since he is the current Notwane president.
The BFL office is expected to release the final fixtures this week.