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Orebonye believes the transition of the Zebras is going well

Senior National striker Tumisang Orebonye believes the transition of the Zebras is going well. Orebonye says younger members of the Zebras squad are adapting well to the responsibility of the National team. Orebonye is in Seychelles with the Zebras for the second leg of the CHAN 2020 qualifier which will be played this coming weekend in Victoria Seychelles.

The striker has highlighted this game will be important to players as they all want to stake a claim for the 2019 COSAFA team to represent the Zebras. The 22-year-old believes the COSAFA tournament offer players an opportunity to be seen by scouts and also represent their countries and hence every player wants to make sure he is on the plan to Durban in a fortnight time.

Zebras Caretaker Coach Mogomotsi Mpote is expected to Name his 20 man squad to the 2019 COSAFA on the 20th May 2019 with over a week to prepare for the quarterfinal against South Africa who Botswana face on the 2nd June 2019.

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Registration of a company-Botswana Football League

Following various resolutions by the Botswana Football Association [BFA] -National Executive Committee to grant the elite league autonomy the move has since begun.

The Botswana Premier League also has always advocated for their autonomy and this comes at a time when the move for a commercial wing of the elite league is a must do.

Different football General Assemblies have also reiterated the need for the Botswana premier League to be independent from BFA.

The journey to make that a reality has begun with the help of different stakeholders. The FIFA professional department has been holding the BFA’s hand to achieve the desired goals.

BFA has since appointed a Transformation and Sponsorship Committee to implement the transformation of the elite league.

We are happy to announce that Botswana Football League (Pty) Ltd is registered with CIPA.

The company [Botswana Football league – BFL] will have all 16 premier league clubs as shareholders, and it will be a stand-alone company which will run their errands independently from the BFA. The BFL will only be a special member of the federation [BFA] as per FIFA standards and guidance.

The company will re-brand the elite league and make it a more viable property to entice partnerships that will see value in their investment by associating with this business entity.

A new dawn begins. The days of the premier league running as a society are over. These are exciting times and it can only be hoped that all stakeholders will be happy for this new beginning.

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