Vote of Confidence for Mamelodi: Good or Bad move?

The Botswana Premier League (BPL) held its annual General Assembly this past weekend. Fireworks were expected following a rather tense end of the season period, where the BPL CEO, Chairman and deputy Chairman reportedly resigned and later rescinded their resignations, at least some of them.

The Assembly made the major decision to retain BPL CEO Bennet Mamelodi and offer him a new contract. This is a great show of confidence on someone who has at times been in the firing line. Negotiations for a new contract are underway. Good or Bad more to retain him? The jury is out.

The two issues that were the major talking points were the BPL Financials and the position of CEO. Despite some murmurs here and there of discontent Mamelodi was given the green light to continue in the position. This was a great show of confidence on Mamelodi who has a love-hate relationship with many in the football circles. Some have been calling for his head, saying the rot at the BPL has increased since taking over, while some have been singing his praises, saying he has done a lot to improve the BPL and its operations. The reasons advanced for both standpoints do make sense to some extent.

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