MA-cleaning up football

Last August, local business guru, Maclean Letshwiti became the President of the Botswana Football Association (BFA).

In a closely contested election, Letshwiti defeated his predecessor, Tebogo Sebego by just four votes (32 to 28); thus began one of the most challenging chapters of the Mochudi-native’s career.

Tasked with saving the sport’s ailing governing body and improving its blemished reputation, Letshwiti admits to being shocked at the state he found it in.

Indeed, in this brutally honest interview with The Voice’s Portia Ngwako Mlilo, the former Mochudi Centre Chiefs Chairman reveals he made a mistake and regrets taking on the role.

Despite his reservations, Letshwiti’s competence and impressive administrative skills have seen him appointed to serve on the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, as well as the CAF Reforms Committee.

A year into his BFA presidency, a reflective Letshwiti dissects his footballing journey to date before outlining his intended targets for the rest of his five-year reign.


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