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Zebras to Play The Pharaohs

The Senior Men National Team, The Zebras, will play African giants Egypt, The Pharaohs, on the 14th October 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. The Zebras will head to Egypt on the 7th October for a short high-performance Camp to prepare for the game and the 2021 qualifying games.

The game has been labelled as a crucial encounter as the Zebras get to prepare for the 2021 Africa cup of Nations qualifiers.  Coach Adel Amrouche highlighted the importance of playing teams that are in the same weight or range with upcoming 2021 AFCON qualifier opponents. Egypt vs Botswana will be played at the Cairo International stadium at 1900hrs on the 14th October 2019.

The Senior Team will start the 2021 qualifying games away to Zimbabwe on the FIFA dates of between 11-19th November before hosting the raining African champions Algeria in Gaborone on November 19th at the National stadium.

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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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