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BFA/UEFA Bounce Back

As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic which has affected football at all level across the world the Botswana Football Association continues to address the consequences of the situation. Part of that being exploring opportunities with partners of the Association. One such partner who has been of great assistance and continues to engage the Association is UEFA.

UEFA has taken the lead to assist Botswana Football Association on the return to football process through the ‘UEFA ASSIST PROGRAM.’ The UEFA ASSIST PROGRAM is not a new development in African Football as UEFA has a partnership with CAF where individual members are assisted on various aspects of the game such as technical, commercial, and financial.

The Bounce back program takes a holistic view on how the Football Association can make a smooth return to play.

The BFA/UEFA collaboration program will involve the Situational Analysis of Botswana Football and come up with recommendation on way forward.

The team will put together an Action Plan on the way forward for Botswana Football. The expectation is that at the end of the Program the BFA secretariat should propose a READY TO PLAY plan which will guide all BFA members in returning to football process.

This is an interactive session attended by Botswana Football Association management both administrative and technical, Botswana Football league and regional structures league management.

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BFA GRANTS AMROUCHE LEAVE OF ABSENCE

GABORONE, Botswana – Following the request by Senior National Team Coach, Adel Amrouche for leave of absence to attend to a personal matter, the Botswana Football Association (BFA) wishes to inform the public that he has been granted the leave with immediate effect.

Since the COSAFA tournament is the last competitive tournament for the Zebras in the immediate future, the BFA amicably resolved to release Amrouche. The affairs of the National team in preparation for the tournament, set to take place in Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa from 7-18 July 2021 shall be handed over to Letang Kgengwenyane.

“The BFA understands and supports Mr. Amrouche’s situation and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours,” said BFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Goabaone G. Taylor.

Amrouche took over as the Zebras head coach in August 2019 on a two-year deal. After weeks of engaging with the coach over his future, an agreement was reached not to extend his contract.

Adel Amrouche

“Amrouche has been Zebras head coach since August 2019, and his leadership during that time was important to our successful development and international exposure of our players,” added Taylor.

“We appreciate all that Amrouche has done to build a disciplined team. He has always had a thorough understanding of what it takes to be a successful team and has done his best to mentor his players accordingly,” concluded Taylor.

Amrouche has since expressed gratitude towards the BFA for the opportunity.
“I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity to lead the Zebras over the last two years. I leave having picked up quite a number of valuable lessons that will be necessary in the journey ahead. I wish the Zebras success in future competitions,” Amrouche said in statement recently.

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