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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 Clubs denied license and/or having the license withdrawn during the course of the season shall relegate to the Regional First Division League in the subsequent season.

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BFA Elections Nominations

BFA Elections Nominations

In accordance with the Botswana Football Association Constitution article 27.1 The BFA shall hold its Annual General Assembly every year by the 14th of August or as close as reasonably possible to that date before the commencement of the next season.

In terms of Article 28.2.17 there shall be the election of the President, Vice Presidents and members of the National Executive Committee during an elective General Assembly.

In terms of Article 3 of the BFA electoral code, the electoral committee organises and supervise the election process.

By the powers vested in the electoral committee to conduct the election process, the Chairman of the committee has invited nominations for candidates for the National Executive Committee positions for the 2020 Elective General Assembly.

Nominations can be submitted at the BFA headquarters at Lekidi Football Centre from 1st June 2020 to 19th June 2020. You are also required to take and submit the eligibility questionnaire around the same time.

Download both Nomination Form & Eligibility Questionnaire below;

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