Book captures Mamelodi’s rare insight into stay at BFA

Mamelodi will soon launch ‘Protecting The Game’
Mamelodi will soon launch ‘Protecting The Game’

Former Botswana Football Association (BFA) CEO, Ashford Mamelodi, has penned a book ‘Protecting The Game’ which gives a rare, no-holds-barred insight into his decade-long stay at the association.

Mamelodi was in charge at BFA, often a hotbed of moral turpitude between 1989 and 2000. The 200-page book, due for release at the end of March, captures the transformation that the seasoned administrator ushered, leading to Botswana shedding its unwanted tag as Africa’s ‘Whipping Boys.’

Mamelodi has not been afraid, through his memoires, to delve into touchy subjects, with the BFA often considered a fertile ground for eagles and hawks, which sets the scene for constant confrontations. “I felt there was a lot that I learned and experienced during my decade-long stay at the House of Football in Botswana that needed to be shared, including with those in the current and future leadership of the game,” Mamelodi told MmegiSport. “Introducing organised football in areas where it did not exist such as Kgalagadi and Nhabe; introduction of structured Football Development and commencement of participation in international competitions, amongst others were defining moments that in my view had to be shared,” Mamelodi added.

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