BFA mum on player indiscipline

Kitso Ramono
BFA CEO: Mfolo

“I’ve no comment”-Mfolo Mfolo

Botswana Football Association (BFA) is mum on the rising level of indiscipline within the senior national team camp.

Since the beginning of the year, at least seven players have been dropped from the team for disorderly conduct.

Players have been suspended for sneaking out of camp to booze and party, while they’re expected to be resting and focusing on upcoming matches?

Senior players, Mosha Gaolaolwe and Tumisang Orebonye were suspended after they sneaked out of camp ahead of the Zebras’ AFCON qualifier clash against Lybia in June.

Another player Mpho Kgaswane snubbed the national team call-up, and never gave any reasons, while his teammate Mothusi Cooper turned up late for camp without any justification.

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The Zebras technical team rightfully booted all these players out of camp, to send a warning to the rest of the team.

However, just last week, the technical team had to deal with more indiscipline issues involving three senior players.

Goalkeeper Thabo Motswagole, Thero Setsile, and Mothusi Johnson were dropped from the travelling squad to Tunisia accused of sneaking out of camp to have fun.

The Zebras was getting ready for the second leg and their final AFCON qualifier against the north African side.

Despite what is glaringly a big problem within the Zebras, the mother-body has remained mum.

BFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mfolo Mfolo refused to comment on the matter, saying it has not been reported to his office.

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“I have not yet received a formal report, so I cannot comment on anything I don’t know,” Mfolo added.

The local football the boss also declined to comment on whether the association is aware of the impending player misconduct and what action the association intend to take.

The Zebras will turn their focus on the 2026 World Cup qualifiers where they face a daunting task in Group G against Algeria, Guinea, Uganda, Mozambique and Somalia.

Only the group winners proceed to the finals, which will be co-hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico while the four best placed teams from all the groups meet to determine the side that will participate in a continental play-off.

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