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International Assignment for BFA President

The President of the BFA Mr MacLean Letshwiti has been appointed Match Commissioner for the Bafana Bafana vs Mali match this Sunday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. This encounter is the prestigious annual Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup.

Mr Letshwiti who is also a member of the COSAFA Committee and FIFA Disciplinary Body is expected to leave for Port Elizabeth on Friday returning on Monday.

This assignment gives Mr Letshwiti yet another opportunity to show the confidence the region and football bodies have in his abilities as a leader. This assignment is another milestone that indeed Botswana Football Association is doing a fairly good job in reorganizing football especially around areas of corporate governance and regional football development.

The BFA is excited and therefore wishes Mr Letshwiti well in his mission to project and advance Botswana to the world and also to demonstrate his administrative prowess through football and execution of such high profile assignments.

The BFA is confident that Mr Letshwiti will execute his mandate diligently and with aplomb.

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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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