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BFA President congratulates Mr Gianni Infantino

The President of the BFA Maclean Letswhiti wishes to extend his well wishes and appreciation to Mr Gianni Infantino who was recently re-elected as FIFA President for his second term.

BFA President Maclean Letshwiti stated on his official Facebook Page:

“Let me take this time to congratulate the FIFA President Mr G. Infantino on being re-elected to the Football governing body yet again. The President stood unopposed. On behalf of the Botswana Football Association, we wish you well in your second term.”

Infantino was elected as FIFA President for a second term and will, therefore, continue to serve as President of FIFA up until 2023.

President Maclean Letshwini jetted out of Botswana and was present in the city of Paris, France for the European ceremony.

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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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