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The Botswana Football Association will this week continue the transformation workshop for Botswana Premier League clubs. The workshop is conducted by FIFA consultant Ashford Mamelodi. Mamelodi has highlighted that the workshop is about driving the transformation of the Botswana Premier League in its current model to a professional set up and eventually to a more commercial entity.

The focus is on ensuring the Botswana Premier League teams have the right structures and personnel in their ranks, this will eventually mean they can be assisted in driving the business need of the Clubs which will help the BPL achieve commercial viability.

The workshop has been run for Gaborone United, Township Rollers, Police XI and Prisons X1. All members of the 2019-2020 Primer League will be workshopped on the needs and the modern football structure.


Registration of a company-Botswana Football League

Following various resolutions by the Botswana Football Association [BFA] -National Executive Committee to grant the elite league autonomy the move has since begun.

The Botswana Premier League also has always advocated for their autonomy and this comes at a time when the move for a commercial wing of the elite league is a must do.

Different football General Assemblies have also reiterated the need for the Botswana premier League to be independent from BFA.

The journey to make that a reality has begun with the help of different stakeholders. The FIFA professional department has been holding the BFA’s hand to achieve the desired goals.

BFA has since appointed a Transformation and Sponsorship Committee to implement the transformation of the elite league.

We are happy to announce that Botswana Football League (Pty) Ltd is registered with CIPA.

The company [Botswana Football league – BFL] will have all 16 premier league clubs as shareholders, and it will be a stand-alone company which will run their errands independently from the BFA. The BFL will only be a special member of the federation [BFA] as per FIFA standards and guidance.

The company will re-brand the elite league and make it a more viable property to entice partnerships that will see value in their investment by associating with this business entity.

A new dawn begins. The days of the premier league running as a society are over. These are exciting times and it can only be hoped that all stakeholders will be happy for this new beginning.

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