Former Botswana Football Association (BFA) CEO Kitso Kemoeng is not taking his sacking lying down. Yesterday the BFA spokesperson Tumo Mpatane announced that they have amicably separated with the renowned sports administrator but reports say Kemoeng is now refusing to return the association’s courtesy vehicle he has been using until they meet his exit demands.
The BFA is reported to have offered Kemoeng an exit package amounting to three months his salary, but the unrelenting administrator will have none of it. A source close to the matter says Kemoeng wants to be paid for the remainder of his contract and will hold on to the BFA car until they have met his demands.
Kemoeng has for the past two months been serving suspension on charges the BFA has refused to disclose, but unofficial reports suggest that the BFA was among other accusations, unhappy that Kemoeng had the habit of sidelining and undermining the national executive committee whenever he executed some official duties.
However, many in the football circles remain unconvinced with reasons for his suspension because the air had always been filled with news that he would be removed by the new administration to make way for their friends and backers during the election campaign.
When current BFA president McLean Letshwiti took over, news spread fast that he was instructed by some of his campaign backers and strategist to immediately remove both Kemoeng and BPL CEO Bennett Mamelodi so as to reward them with the two posts. Those close to the matter now say the recent suspensions of the two came as no surprise as the BFA NEC had to find anything on them that would see them booted out of the association.
Susan Lawrence is the Acting BFA CEO and no mention has been made who will replace Kemoeng. At the BPL, Styles Ntshinogang is Acting CEO. Meanwhile, the BFA has also suspended Mpiwa Bosenogile, the Finance Manager at the BPL.
SACKED: Kitso Kemoeng is not taking his dismissal lying down