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Botswana Football Arbitration Tribunal established

1. The Botswana Football Association (“the Association”) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Botswana Football Arbitration Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) which has been created to provide avenue for the resolution of disputes in football in an efficient and effective manner.

2. The Tribunal will deal with all internal disputes within the Association, its members, players, officials and player agents and all decisions taken on the aforesaid, save those that are under the jurisdiction of the Disciplinary Committee or the Ethics Committee.

3. The decisions of the Tribunal are final and binding and appealable only to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

4. At the annual general meeting of the 10th August 2019, the members of the Association approved the procedural rules establishing the Tribunal, which will be posted on the BFA website.

5. The members also approved the following persons to serve on the Tribunal:

5.1. Tshiamo Rantao – Chairperson

5.2. Keneilwe Mere – Vice Chairperson

5.3. Obone Jonas – Member

5.4. Boemo Maboane – Member

5.5. Theresa Hirschfeld – Member

5.6. Arnold Rapula Somolekae – Member

5.7. Naledi Dipholo-Goulden – Member

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Magang to attend Women in Football Leadership Programme

Since the approval of the FIFA reforms by the Extraordinary FIFA Congress in February 2016, FIFA has placed great emphasis on bringing more women into football’s decision-making bodies, as evidenced by the increased presence of women on the FIFA Council, FIFA
Standing Committees, FIFA Management Board, as well as in the wider FIFA administration.

The success of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 has further raised the awareness of women’s football and its unique qualities, both on and off the pitch, including the positive impact the game has on girls and women around the world.

Following these successes of women’s national teams, the Botswana Football Association is delighted to inform the media and public that FIFA has invited National Executive Committee members Mrs Tsoseletso Magang to the second edition of the Women in Football Leadership Programme. This workshop reinforces Botswana’s as well as FIFA’s commitment to increase women’s participation in senior decision-making positions within football.

Mrs Magang’s participation in the programme will prove to be of great importance to advance women’s football in Botswana. She will be provided with the opportunity to grow as a leader in football in a multicultural and international environment.

Good progress has been made in women’s in recent times but the Football Association believes there is still a long way to go and more efforts are required. Mrs Tsoseletso Magang will be heading to Switzerland to attend the 2019 Women in Leadership program from 18th-22ndNovember 2019

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