Botswana football league is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Senzo Mbatha as a management consultant. Mbatha will not necessarily be the chief executive officer of the newly formed football entity but will assume the head of secretariat roles to help build a solid baseline for the organization. In his tenure, which will run for a solid one year, Mbatha will play part in a recruitment process that shall toss out a new CEO to take the organization to its steady highways.
“We are more than delighted to work with Mbatha who will guide us on the way forward. His appointment comes at a time when the league needs growth in all aspects. He has a solid background in football matters and will drive the BFL ship to calmer waters, that one I am so confident about,” says the chairman of the board, Nikholas Zakhem.
Mbatha will often be filling in for skills gap the BFL has. It is much cheaper to source external help than hiring new individuals who may not have the necessary reputation to build from scratch.
Senzo Mbatha a former Chief Executive Officer of both Tanzanian giants Yanga and Simba Sports clubs. He also established himself extensively in South Africa where he was an Administrative Manager and Orlando Pirates FC and General Manager at Platinum Stars, Bay United FC and University of Pretoria FC. Mbatha has been involved in several clubs and international sporting events and most notably the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 and FIFA World Cup 2010 as its Deputy Tournament Director. Mbatha has vast experience in the CAF Inter-club competitions the experience in understanding the requirements of the continental football.
His involvement at BFL comes after the resignation of Solomon Ramochotlhwane who was the first CEO of the organisation after getting its independence.