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Transformation needs the commitment of All stakeholders

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.


COSAFA and LaLiga Instructors’ Masterclass gets underway

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) Technical Division led by Acting Technical Director, Dr. Carolin Braun today (Wednesday) joined their counterparts from the COSAFA region in a virtual Instructors Masterclass powered by COSAFA in partnership with LaLiga. The BFA participants include Alex Malete, Duncan Tshegofatso, Kaelo Kaelo, Jaqueline Gaboinelwe and Barobi Ngwako.

COSAFA and La Liga seek to improve football in the region with this exciting project where they look to equip regional instructors with training methods, academy structure, player development path, game model and overall, how to make a good instructor.

BFA acting TD Dr. Carolin Braun

The course is a pilot program which kickstarted its first of the two sessions beginning April 21st, 2021 and the second took place today, Wednesday May 5th, 2021.  The BFA Acting Technical Director, Dr. Carolin Braun was today jubilant that all participants from the Botswana FA will be able to harness their skills for the betterment of the BFA development structures.

She further highlighted that the courses come at the right time when the entire football system is regenerating for the future. Dr. Braun was also confident that the BFA has chosen capable individuals who have made a commitment to take the lessons and safeguard the country’s footballing prospects. 

BFA Women development officer, Barobi Ngwako

The first day of the course was manned by Juan Florit – Head of LaLiga Football Projects and Andoni Bombín – Head of Methodology at Athletic Club, while today’s session was led by Saul Vazquez – Football Projects Specialist and Carlos Casal – Football Projects Coordinator, respectively.


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