BNSC needs to fill CEO position asap

The supreme sport body in Botswana, Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) has for a long time gone about without a substantive Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Since the unceremonious abrupt departure of one Percy Raditladi, the position has been held on an acting basis for quite a long time.

The time is now for appointment of a substantive CEO. We cannot afford to go on much longer without a substantive CEO at the BNSC. In fact it has taken rather too long. The gap cannot be good for the organisation and sport as a whole. Yes; there is an Acting appointment but chances are that he is restricted in terms of doing and implementing some of his ideas.

First things first: naturally an acting appointment in any position would have an edge over competitors for the post.  However it seems like the acting appointment in Thato Kgosimore has not ticked all the boxes, or else he would be the natural choice.  For me Kgosimore has gone about his job satisfactorily. He hasn’t been too much in our faces, operating low key. Talking to some insiders at the BNSC I get a feeling of an ‘OK’ performer. Nothing exceptional, nothing WOW, however effective and efficient.   Some of the problems and issues besieging the organisation and sport in general are beyond him and as Acting CEO he does not have much powers or leverage to make some decisions. I do not know why Kgosimore has not been entrusted with the position outright, but my gut feeling is that some feel he is a bit inexperienced for the post and maybe doesn’t hold much clout and power to be a major influence in sport circles.

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