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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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Kgatleng Region Appreciate Safeguarding Workshop

Our recent safeguarding workshop in the Kgatleng region was a great opportunity to discuss significant steps towards safer and more inclusive football sport.
 
The association is very committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable people this past weekend, the association had an opportunity to address the coaches and administrators of the Kgatleng region on the importance of prevention through education and awareness programs, Protection by implementing robust policies and procedures, Provision of support services for those affected, and Partnership by collaborating with relevant organizations and agencies to ensure a comprehensive approach to safeguarding.
 
Their dedication to the welfare of children and people who are exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally was truly commendable.
 
Let’s keep spreading awareness and making a positive impact in our football and community!

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