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DC tours accuses BFA of contract breach

Publishing Date : 23 July, 2018


Botswana Football Association (BFA)’s best kept secret with DC tours is on the verge of explosion if information gathered is anything to by. WeekendSport learns that the sponsors of BFA regional football are plotting to drop a bombshell at the doorsteps of Lekidi Football Center with the realization that the mother body is not honoring the contract.

As this publication was going for print, BFA National Executive Committee (NEC) was investigating the matter with the intention to engage their partners to re-negotiate possible new terms. Sources say BFA has not been working in good faith with their partners since the day the contract was signed.

However, information from BFA sources indicates that the contract with DC tours only recently began on the 1st of July 2018. Sources pointed out that BFA has tried to engage their partners over a couple of weeks but nothing concrete is yet to come out from them. It is said that DC tours bitterly complains that BFA does not engage them especially when dealing with issues of transportation and accommodation.

It was agreed that DC tours be ceded with the rights to manage BFA transportation and accommodation. BFA agrees that at some point they were booking for themselves because money is still a problem with them. Moreover BFA did that genuinely because they have an opportunity to use its own bus as provided by Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC), sources claim.

The sponsorship was launched last year July where the company was to sponsor BFA to the tune of P 3 million in 3 years. As things stand, WeekendSport gathers that the company is yet to deposit their first P1 million. The finances are to be used to run administrative issues of BFA at regional level.

DC tours are also expected to book flights on behalf BFA. The company has to carry the responsibility bearing in mind costs issues.  Sources from both parties agree that finances are still a subject of discussion amongst them and once that is dealt with, the agreement will run smoothly.

BFA Communication and Marketing manager Tumo Mpatane believes this is information planted by those who hate to see the successes of the BFA. He urges all to remain calm and wait for proper details. Mpatane says the working relationship between BFA and DC tours is healthy and well managed.

“There is no truth that we are sabotaging our partners, we are aware of people who go around campaigning to tarnish the image of our game. Be informed that DC tours is our partners we are together in this journey of improving and growing the domestic game,” he said. BFA has 16 regions across the country. All including Women football play a role in who should be the President of the association.  The sponsor is the first of its kind to be brought under Mac Lean Letshwiti regime.



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