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The Mares put on a passionate display

BFA would like to time to congratulate the Mares on their victory against Namibia. The Women’s National Team put on a passionate display and the nation well behind them.

“Thank you all bagaetsho for coming to support the team today, a very good attendance and support for the team,” said BFA President, Maclean Letshwiti

Botswana won the first leg 1-0. Mare Captain Bonang Otlhagile says they head to Namibia knowing they will be facing a totally new challenge in the second Leg of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers. Paprika as her teammates calls her says they have seen the type of team the brave Gladiators are and will be trying to turn on the afterburners in Windhoek in order to win the tie.

The Mares flew off to Namibia on this morning to face Namibia on Tuesday 09th April 2019 in Windhoek.

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BFA GRANTS AMROUCHE LEAVE OF ABSENCE

GABORONE, Botswana – Following the request by Senior National Team Coach, Adel Amrouche for leave of absence to attend to a personal matter, the Botswana Football Association (BFA) wishes to inform the public that he has been granted the leave with immediate effect.

Since the COSAFA tournament is the last competitive tournament for the Zebras in the immediate future, the BFA amicably resolved to release Amrouche. The affairs of the National team in preparation for the tournament, set to take place in Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa from 7-18 July 2021 shall be handed over to Letang Kgengwenyane.

“The BFA understands and supports Mr. Amrouche’s situation and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours,” said BFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Goabaone G. Taylor.

Amrouche took over as the Zebras head coach in August 2019 on a two-year deal. After weeks of engaging with the coach over his future, an agreement was reached not to extend his contract.

Adel Amrouche

“Amrouche has been Zebras head coach since August 2019, and his leadership during that time was important to our successful development and international exposure of our players,” added Taylor.

“We appreciate all that Amrouche has done to build a disciplined team. He has always had a thorough understanding of what it takes to be a successful team and has done his best to mentor his players accordingly,” concluded Taylor.

Amrouche has since expressed gratitude towards the BFA for the opportunity.
“I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity to lead the Zebras over the last two years. I leave having picked up quite a number of valuable lessons that will be necessary in the journey ahead. I wish the Zebras success in future competitions,” Amrouche said in statement recently.

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