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Players to get three months salary subsidies – MYSC

Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development (MYSC), Tumiso Rakgare has today, Monday 18th revealed the government’s plan to help the elite and second-tier leagues with player’s salary subsidies respectively.

Speaking in Gaborone at Mass Media Complex on daily updates by the government’s departments on coronavirus relief mitigations, Rakgare said the 25 players of all the 16 teams in the BTC premiership will be paid P2, 500 whilst first division players get P1, 500 for the months of April to June accordingly.

“Sports was the first discipline to be affected by Covid-19 as we can remember when the Mares Under 17 were denied their travel to Morocco for a return leg of the FIFA world cup qualifier in March. So, therefore the government will be assisting the players with salaries for three months. The subsidy is only for Batswana players, technical and office staff. The teams are still be obligated to pay salaries of their players, this is just a subsidy”, noted Rakgare.

Quizzed about the procedure of the subsidy, Rakgare said the ministry will this week ask teams to submit the required documentation for verification and due processes.

“The monies will be directly deposited to player’s bank accounts to avoid situations where teams might use such funds for their daily expenses”.

Rakgare further singled out referees will be assisted through the FIFA relief fund as agreed with Botswana Football Association (BFA).
The player’s subsidy is part of the P70 million set aside by the ministry to mitigate the novel coronavirus impacts.

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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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