Botswana Football Association Chief Executive Officer Keith Masters said their biggest challenge is lack of money.
Masters said this during the officially opening BFA Regional Sports Administrators course last week in Francistown.
The one week course funded through Olympic Solidarity was attended by north region chair persons and committees.
Olympic solidarity sponsored them with 10 000 USD grant.
The newly appointed CEO said though his wish is to see regions becoming self sufficient it has become extremely hard to find means of sustaining them.
Masters said the handouts regions get from BFA are not enough so the association will help them come up with business plans.
He said it is his mandate to turn the association into a business entity.
Apart from finance issue, Master also decried lack of facilities which he said hampers the growth of football
“The reason why we do not have massive support at premier league matches is that we don’t have facilities.
All clubs based in Gaborone play their games in Molepolole and Lobatse which is not fair to their supporters,” said Masters.
Although he said the support is not that bad Masters said he fears if nothing drastic is not done the numbers at the stadium will continue to dwindle.
“The National stadium should be open,” he said.
He said they are now working on turning Lekidi into a football business center.
He said he believes his three year term with BFA is enough to for him to reach his mandate of professionalizing football.
“We are trying to improve the image of BFA and we hope very soon there will be no more scandals,” said Masters.
Masters said they have resolved the issue of national team allowances for good and: “In future there will be no more threats of boycotting matches.”
“ I really felt for them (players) and made a promise to president Tebogo Sebego that we will do our best to ensure that everything is in order.” he added.
The CEO also touched on the thorny issue of television rights. Masters said discussions between BFA, Premier League, BTV and SuperSport are still ongoing.