Phutego close to BFA return

Knocking on  the BFA door: Phuthego  PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Knocking on the BFA door: Phuthego PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has said former employee Setete Phuthego has not been offered a job at Lekidi Centre as he continues to be linked with a sensational return nearly two years after he left under a cloud. Phuthego, who was the head of competitions, left in November 2021 after his contract was not renewed.

Last week reports emerged that the football administrator had returned to Lekidi as a project manager. However, the BFA CEO Mfolo Mfolo has denied that Phuthego has made a return. “I am aware of reports that Phuthego has returned to the association but I can confirm to you that he is not here. He is not under the employ of the association,” Mfolo told Mmegi Sport. Others have speculated that talks between Phuthego and the association over his return are at an advanced stage. Mfolo would not deny nor confirm that there are ongoing talks between the association and Phuthego over a possible return. “I also cannot rule out the possibility that he can return to the association.

The BFA will announce staffing issues if there are any,” Mfolo said. There have also been questions as to whether Phuthego is fit to serve in the structures of the BFA after he was suspended from the game last year along with two Township Rollers officials. The three men were suspended after allegedly playing a role in the improper registration of Rollers defender Onkarabile Ratanang. Rollers officials were later cleared and the club escaped with a fine. Mfolo said Phuthego was pardoned by the National Executive Committee (NEC) following his transgressions. “He asked for clemency from the NEC and his application was affirmed,” Mfolo said.

Editor's Comment
Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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