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Respect and commitment must be acknowledged and rewarded

Our national teams are the pride and joy of our nation. Respect and commitment must be acknowledged and rewarded. Botswana Football Association is delighted to announce that it has consulted a few prestigious business people to reward the Zebras for good performance over the past few games.

Our national teams are entering a new era. Wearing the national team jersey with pride and honour is paramount for the success of our country. Our senior men’s National team have played with passion and dedication. The new crop of young players has given their best and continue to be an integral part of our future. given their best and continue to be an integral part of our future.

As an appreciation, the BFA has raised P 100 000 (hundred thousand) to be shared amongst the players and the technical team for getting us into the second round of the CHAN 2020 qualifier games. When announcing the reward, BFA President-Maclean Letshwiti said respect for value added to our national badge will not go unnoticed.

“This motivation will ignite the boys to do even more for their country, including the upcoming COSAFA 2019,” he continued.

The COSAFA 2019 will be staged in Durban from 25th May to 8th June 2019.

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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.

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“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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