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FIFA CONNECT workshop in Hukuntsi

Botswana Football Association Competition department today completed a two day FIFA CONNECT workshop in Hukuntsi run by Regions and competitions manager and FIFA connect Administrators Olebile Pilara .

FIFA connect is a Web based platform used to register soccer player, referees, coaches, teams,etc

It allows all our members to have full visibility on their football landscape, which will have a tremendous impact on their governance, but will also bring benefits on the footballing side.

Knowing your players better, where they are and who they are is vital for football development.

FIFA CONNECT is an excellent way for us to streamline our administrative and organisational processes, and is in line with the key pillar of our strategic plan to harness the power of IT to better administer the game.

This platform will further enhance our capabilities in organising competitions and also enable us to maintain an accurate, up to date database of every person and entity involved in Botswana Football.


Doping in Sports

Doping is defined as the occurrence of one or more of the 10 anti-doping rule violations. In team sports like Football: If a athlete is tested and found positive, mass testing of the team may be conducted.

If one or more members of a team in a Team sport is found to have committed an anti-doping rule Violation the National/Regional Anti-Doping office (NADO/RADO) or CAS (court of arbitration in sports) can impose the consequences on the team results (e.g., loss of points, disqualification from a competition or event, or other

The rules are as described below and they apply to the athletes and Rules 5-10 also refer to the team support staff e.g. Team medical staff/ coach.

1. Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample.

A sample may be: Blood sample or Urine sample and 2 samples are taken. Sample 1 tested and sample 2 is tested when an appeal is launched regarding the initial sample results.

NB: It remains the athlete responsibility for anything prohibited found in them during testing. visit the WADA website for the annual list of prohibited substances and engage your Team doctor for clarification where you do not understand.

2. Use or Attempted Use by an Athlete of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method example of substances: steroids, cannibas (motokwane) etc.

3. Evading, Refusing or Failing to Submit to a sample collection

4. Whereabouts Failures: When under surveillance when you are traced for testing you are not reachable, have vacated the address you submit to the Doping control team without permission or notifying them or deliberately
5. Tampering or Attempted Tampering with any part of Doping Control e.g. During urine specimen collection you somehow attempt to dilute it with water or giving water instead of the sample.

6. Possession of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method

7. Trafficking or Attempted Trafficking in any Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method

8. Administration or Attempted Administration to any Athlete In-Competition of any Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method, or Administration or Attempted Administration to any Athlete Out-of-Competition of any Prohibited Substance or any Prohibited Method that is prohibited Out-of-Competition

9. Complicity: Assisting, encouraging, aiding, abetting, conspiring, covering up or any other type of intentional complicity involving an anti-doping rule violation or attempted anti-doping rule violation

10. Prohibited Association: Athlete or other Person subject in sports is not allowed to be associated with a person subjected to authority of an Anti-Doping Organization in a professional or sport-related capacity.


NB: The BFA as an affiliate of the BNSC does not condone Doping in any form and athletes, technical teams and management are adviced to desist from such practices. THE ATHLETE SHOULD KNOW THAT WHAT EVER GOES INTO YOUR BODY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!!!

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