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BFA President to attend COSAFA AGM

GABORONE, Botswana, February 19, 2021/ — The Botswana Football Association (BFA) President, Maclean Letshwiti will this weekend attend the Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Johannesburg, South Africa, which the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino is also expected to join.

The COSAFA AGM gives the organisation an opportunity to reflect on its past journey as well as to plot the way forward for the next 12 months.

Speaking moments before he left, BFA President, Maclean Letshwiti who also happens to be the COSAFA Chairman of the Legal and Statutes said this year’s General Assembly is quite interesting because they will be amending the Constitution.

“We will be presenting an updated Constitution for COSAFA. The other one is that COSAFA has come up with a Presidential candidate for CAF, so we are going to work out a strategy on how we as an English-speaking bloc can cooperate, so that we give priority to Dr. Patrice Motsepe with his impeccable acumen and record. It will be interesting to see how the rest of COSAFA feel. As you know, we have already officially endorsed him, so right now it is just to work on the strategy of getting him through to the CAF Presidency seat” said Letshwiti.

Letshwiti also expressed confidence on Dr. Motsepe becoming the CAF President especially that he has done a lot of work selling himself by visiting every concerned President around the COSAFA bloc.

Letshwiti said another interesting factor is that this year’s COSAFA AGM will have the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino in attendance.

“It’s an honour to have the FIFA President attending our AGM. The meeting will also have private discussions regarding the COSAFA region as well as concerns, including support to member associations, and lastly his plans for football,” Letshwiti concluded.

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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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