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Matters ratified by AGA 2018

The following matter were ratified by the 2018 Annual General Assembly:

1. The Dismissal of Ms Mphoeng
On the 17th November 2017, the National Executive Committee took a resolution to provisionally remove Ms Mphoeng from the NEC. Ms Mphoeng constantly made statements that brought, or had the potential to bring the name of NEC members and the NEC as whole into disrepute, contrary to Clause 2.9 of the BFA Code of Conduct.
The NEC therefore request the AGA to ratify the decision to remove Ms Mphoeng from the NEC.

2. Postponement of the Commencement of the Season
The NEC Request the AGA to ratify the decision to postpone the
commencement of the Botswana Premier League season to the 231d of September 2017, contrary to Article 38.16 of the Constitution. The postponement was to allow for the conclusion of the sponsorship negotiations.

3. Appointment of Judicial Committee Members
The NEC Request the AGA fo ratify the appointment of persons listed in “Annexure A” attached hereto, to fill vacancies in our Judicial Bodies and the Audit and Compliance Committee. The appointments were necessitated by the resignation of some members resulting in the collapse of quorum.

4. Extension of the Presentation of Motions and Reports
The NEC requests the AGA to ratify its decision to extend the time period for presentation of Reports and motions to the Secretariat to the 27th of June 2018, outside the 15th June deadline stipulated in the Constitution. The extension was meant to accommodate structures which held their respective AGA’’s late due to lack of quorum and pending legal matters.

5. Late Presentation of the 2016/2017 Audited Financial Statements
The NEC requests the AGA to ratify the late tabling of the 2016-2017 Audited Financial Statements. As per the 2017 General Assembly resolution, the Audited Financial Statements were to be presented at an Extra Ordinary Assembly. The envisaged Extra Ordinary Assembly could not be arranged due to the delay in concluding the audit.

6. Holding of Structural Assemblies
The NEC requests the AGA to ratify the decision to allow Chobe RFA, Francistown RFA, South East RFA, Southern RFA and the Premier League to hold their respective Assemblies outside the 31st May deadline.

The holding of the respective Assemblies late was as a result of the pending legal matter before the court (for FRAFA) and lack of quorum for the properly scheduled Assemblies (Chobe RFA, South East RFA and Southern RFA).

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Registration of a company-Botswana Football League

Following various resolutions by the Botswana Football Association [BFA] -National Executive Committee to grant the elite league autonomy the move has since begun.

The Botswana Premier League also has always advocated for their autonomy and this comes at a time when the move for a commercial wing of the elite league is a must do.

Different football General Assemblies have also reiterated the need for the Botswana premier League to be independent from BFA.

The journey to make that a reality has begun with the help of different stakeholders. The FIFA professional department has been holding the BFA’s hand to achieve the desired goals.

BFA has since appointed a Transformation and Sponsorship Committee to implement the transformation of the elite league.

We are happy to announce that Botswana Football League (Pty) Ltd is registered with CIPA.

The company [Botswana Football league – BFL] will have all 16 premier league clubs as shareholders, and it will be a stand-alone company which will run their errands independently from the BFA. The BFL will only be a special member of the federation [BFA] as per FIFA standards and guidance.

The company will re-brand the elite league and make it a more viable property to entice partnerships that will see value in their investment by associating with this business entity.

A new dawn begins. The days of the premier league running as a society are over. These are exciting times and it can only be hoped that all stakeholders will be happy for this new beginning.

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