Gaborone — Botswana Football Association (BFA) president, Maclean Letshwiti has passed the integrity test, which have paved the way for him to tussle it out for one of Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive commitee position.
CAF governance committee recently carried out eligibility checks of candidates for the position of president and its executive committee members at Cairo.
COSAFA region has two executive committee seats in the CAF board and Letshwiti would battle it out with five other candidates from Mozambique, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Angola for the two seats.
The elective congress will be in Casablanca, Morocco on March 12.
In an interview, BFA public relations officer, Tumo Mpatane said they were confident that Letshwiti would win, adding that the experience he gained from other portfolios in COSAFA and FIFA respecitively would give him an upper hand.
He highlighted that his business acumen was what football needed, therefore his inclusion in the executive committee would add value and benefit CAF.
Mpatane urged Batswana to rally behind Letshwiti adding that local football would benefit more if elected.
Meanwhile, in a press release, Letshwiti believes that it is time to bring new ideas, new faces, progressive thinking and action to CAF.
The release states that Letshwiti has served as a member of the following committees, FIFA Disciplinary Committee, Africa Cup of Nations organising committee, COSAFA executive commitee and COSAFA legal and statutes committee chairperson.