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Club Licensing Sanctions – 2019

DATE OF COMMENCEMENT:  1st July 2019

The Club Licensing sanctions are an addendum to the existing Club Licensing Regulations. In terms of the BFA Club Licensing Manual, there has to be sanctions which have to be applicable to those who are found to have contravened the regulations (“Offender”).

The following shall be applicable to all clubs in the Premier League in addition to the existing club licensing regulations:

  1. Failure to maintain at least one active youth team
    • This shall attract a fine of 00 (Five Thousand Pula), and the offender shall be given a final grace period of 60 (Sixty) days to assemble the team,
    • Thereafter this will attract an automatic deduction of 6 (six) points upon expiry of the deadline.
  2. Failure to maintain and operate an office
    • This shall attract a fine of 00 (Two Thousand Pula) and the offender shall be given a final grace period of 30 (Thirty) days to operate an office,
    • Thereafter this will attract an automatic deduction of 6 (six) points upon expiry of the deadline.
  3. Overdue payables
    • For overdue payables, the sanctions shall be according to the table below.
    • Amount Due (BWP)Respective Fine (BWP)Points To DeductDeadline To PayRegistration Ban (Only Player Creditors)
      0 – 10 000      10003300
      10 001 -20.0002 000330
      20 001 – 50 0003 000330
      50 001 – 75 0004 000630
      75 001 – 100 0005 000630
      100 001 – 250 0006 0006301
      250 001 – 500 0007 0006602
      500 001 and above8 000660
  4. For persistent infringements of the Club Licensing Manual, the First Instance Body may withdraw the license.
  5. Clubs denied license and/or having the license withdrawn during the course of the season shall relegate to the Regional First Division League in the subsequent season.

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FIFA CONNECT workshop in Hukuntsi

Botswana Football Association Competition department today completed a two day FIFA CONNECT workshop in Hukuntsi run by Regions and competitions manager and FIFA connect Administrators Olebile Pilara .

FIFA connect is a Web based platform used to register soccer player, referees, coaches, teams,etc

It allows all our members to have full visibility on their football landscape, which will have a tremendous impact on their governance, but will also bring benefits on the footballing side.

Knowing your players better, where they are and who they are is vital for football development.

FIFA CONNECT is an excellent way for us to streamline our administrative and organisational processes, and is in line with the key pillar of our strategic plan to harness the power of IT to better administer the game.

This platform will further enhance our capabilities in organising competitions and also enable us to maintain an accurate, up to date database of every person and entity involved in Botswana Football.

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