The masterstroke that never was

When Keith Masters was appointment, a lot was expected. He had been hyped as a saviour. He was hyped as a new broom to sweep clean. With his touted vast experience, he was seen as a shrewd administrator who would turn our fortunes around, and take our football out of the administrative doldrums that continue to plague the BFA and our football.

After a protected period of looking for a substantive CEO, Botswana Football Association (BFA) President Tebogo Sebego unleashed a Briton in Keith Masters.  It was said his vast experience in football administration had tipped the scale in his favour. I remember the day he was introduced to the media as if it was yesterday. He cut a bold, confident figure here for business.  He came across as a gentleman who appreciated that his work was cut out for him, but had confidence that he would do well.

He set out his goals and some of the words that came out of his mouth at that Press conference were 'financial prudence', 'commercialisation' and 'development'.  I had hoped that finally we had identified someone who would steer the ship in the right direction as he was saying all the right things from the onset. He was definitely talking the talk, but was he to also walk the walk. Did he achieve what he had set out to do? Did he make any difference in his short stint at the helm of the BFA? Those are million dollar questions that we are all asking as Keith Masters vacates office.  

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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