Former Director of Sports and Recreation (DSR) in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Falcon Sedimo is expected to be named the new Chief Executive Officer of the Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC), this publication has learned.
The post has been vacant for almost two years since Percy Raditladi left the post, Thato Kgosimore has been the BNSC’s interim CEO since his predecessor’s exit. The Sports Commission has been searching for a permanent appointment with applications closing on the 17th of October 2014.
Names of the candidates were then forwarded to the Cabinet for recommendation earlier this year, with another former BNSC CEO in the form of Kitso Kemoeng and Sedimo amongst the candidates shortlisted for the position.
With each passing week, the possibility of seeing either Kemoeng or Sedimo landing the post gained momentum, reports suggested that Kemoeng was one of the front runners for the position was due to his experience at that level, while Sedimo was said to be highly regarded by the Ministry of Sports.
However, as it stands Sedimo is the favourite to get the nod, with Kemoeng now out of the running due to his appointment as the Botswana Football Association CEO.
“The race was always between Kemoeng and Falcon, they were the two guys that were favorites for the post but now it’s a totally different case. Falcon is the only one left here,” the source stated briefly.
Another source added that the Minister of Sports, Thapelo Olopeng was a huge admirer of Sedimo and could be the new man to take office. Sedimo, however, will have tussle with current acting CEO Thato Kgosimore who is said to have impressed during his interim reign.
Meanwhile, the Commission has announced the names of the two representatives who will form part of it’sboard in Gift Nkwe of Botswana Karate Association and Daniel Molaodi of the Botswana Volleyball Federation.
The actions were commanded by a clause in the Commission’s Act, that two representatives of sports associations would be elected by the sports codes registered with the Commission to form part of the board.
The two will have to wait for the Minister to appoint the other members of the board. It is expected to be made up of eleven members including the Chairperson of the BNSC, the President and Secretary of the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC).
Representatives from the Paralympics Association and Women in Sports will be included as a way of empowering women in sports as well as push the disabled’s interests in the sports fraternity. The board shall also consist of a single representative from the Ministry of Education as well the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
Another member will come as a direct representative of the Ministry of Sports. Olopeng will in due course appoint the remaining nine members who will each seat in the board of governance for four years.