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The BFA judicial bodies inducted

GABORONE, Botswana, February 20, 2021/ — The Botswana Football Association (BFA) today (Saturday) inducted its judicial bodies as stipulated in the BFA Disciplinary Code, the Code of Ethics and the Arbitration Tribunal Regulations. The induction exercise took place at Travel Lodge in Gaborone.

The members of the BFA Judicial Bodies are elected by the BFA General Assembly in terms of Article 23.4. The current members were elected following the BFA Annual General Assembly on the 10th October 2020.

When directing the proceedings of the orientation; the Chairperson of Arbitration and Tribunal, Tshiamo Rantao, as a request from the BFA deliberated on several key judicial matters within the BFA constitution for familiarisation. These included the FIFA, CAF and COSAFA statutes, which Rantao noted will come in handy and be critical to the committee members to carry out their duties. He encouraged all the different committees to resolve football matters in the shortest period of time.

In closing the BFA acting CEO, Thabiso Kebonamang said as the secretariat and member of the judicial bodies, they will work closely to expedite delivery of various judgements on all matters related to football.

He noted that modern football is developing very fast hence the need for the BFA to have such governing entities in place in order to be able to develop and coordinate football.

“We have rules and regulations that govern football, and these can always be challenged. So, for us to be able to ensure compliance we need these governing bodies to insure there’s discipline and ethical behaviour hence today’s induction. In the event where they are any question marks, we also have the appeals committee to manage these. The ideal of course if for football to be played on the football pitch and nowhere else but we cannot run away from the fact that rules and regulations will always be challenged,” said Kebotsamang adding that, “as you’d appreciate very soon we’d be starting our football, and currently we’ve been dealing with ensuring that protocols are going to be followed as per the guidelines by the BNSC, and not it’s going to be the turn of the judiciary bodies as football resumes again.”


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The BFA Judicial Bodies include:

The Disciplinary Committee

  1. Onalethata Kambai  – Chairperson (present)
  2. Nondumiso Ntuli – Vice chairperson (present)
  3. Billy Sekgororoane – Member (present)
  4. Tumisang Hule – (absent)
  5. Phatshimo Mphetolang – (absent)

Ethics Committee

  1. Moreri Sebonego – Chairperson (present)
  2. Marang Morakaladi – Member (present)
  3. Mpho Garebatho – Member (present)
  4. David Mmui – BFA secretariat (present)
  5. Edwin Senai – member (absent)

Arbitration Tribunal

  1. Tshiamo Rantao – Chairperson (present)
  2. Pako Moakofhi – Secretary (present)
  3. Phazha Molebatsi – Member (absent)

Appeals Committee

  1. Terence Dambe – Chairperson (absent)
  2. Uyapo Ndadi – Vice chairperson (present)
  3. Simon Mmopi – Member (present)
  4. Tjiyapo Mokhosoa – Member (present)
  5. Fidelis Lekhao – Member (present)

*the committee members were marked either present or absent during the induction. Respective committees will debrief all their members who were absent.

The tenancy of the committee members will run for four years.

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The CAF Pan-African Schools Football Championship is an intercontinental schools soccer tournament for both boys and girls focusing on youth participation in the growth and development to shape future leaders.
This year’s CAF PAN AFRICAN SCHOOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 1st edition-season 2022/23 commence today (August 5th to the 7th August 2022)
Its objective is to promote and develop the educational, cultural, and humanitarian aspects of organized football in Africa by implementing youth programmes.
The competition is open to young students (girls and boys) aged 13 to 15 years, regularly attending school that has signed with the BFA and whose schools have been selected according to criteria set by CAF.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐬:
𝐌𝐚𝐨𝐤𝐚 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐏𝐞𝐤𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐧𝐞 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐌𝐦𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐮𝐥𝐚 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐑𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐞 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐍𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐙𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐞 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐒𝐞𝐤𝐠𝐞𝐥𝐞 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐚 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐁𝐨𝐤𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐨 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐨 𝐉𝐒𝐒
Selected teams are part of the entire edition of the Pan-African School Football Championship, organized during the 2022/2023 season and will take place in three phases:
I. The National Phase from March to July 2022
II. The Zonal Phase from September to December 2022
III. The Continental Phase from March to July 2023
The games will be played at the Lekidi Football Centre grounds from 0800 to 1700 hours.

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