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Online Course for the Referees

Botswana Football Association will be conducting an online course through ZOOM from the 18th to the 19th July 2020. The course will be attended by all the 12 FIFA referees as well as young premier league referees (25- 30 years). The total number of participants will be 30 people. There will be 6 female referees. 2 theory tests will be administered during the course.


A. Technical aspects
1. New amendments
2. Challenges through tactical fouls
3. Handball
4. Off sides
5. Movement and positioning
6. Penalty area incidents

B. Physical aspects
1. Impact of covid-19
2. Safe return to normal training
3. Analysis and feedback of fitness data

Course Instructors
FIFA Course Instructors:
Jerome Damon- FIFA referees Development Officer (Capetown, SA)
Mademba Mbacke- FIFA Physical Instructor (Dakar, Senegal) Local Course Instructors
Phodiso J. Rasetsoga- HOD/Course Coordinator
Gaontebale Malete- Technical Instructor
Innocent Puso- Physical Instructor


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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