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BFA Acting Technical Director IWD Message

BFA Acting Technical Director, Dr. Carolin Braun International Womens Day Message

We need more female role models in decision-making positions. The more diversity in a group, the more success.
‘Choose To Challenge. From challenge comes change’ (UN campaign). Especially in a time, in which Gender Based Violence is increasing again, we need to challenge for a change. Let us celebrate women’s rights and achievements. Raise awareness against bias and take action for equality. Every day, not only today.

Women’s Football has grown in Botswana and national teams made history. All who actively supported this change can be proud. But now more than ever, we need to continuously work together, because it is still a long way to go. Sustainability is needed in our leagues, teams and in talent identification and development. And this implies players as well as coaches.

We need to create equal opportunities and support more females in leadership positions. Girls and women need to understand, that they can achieve everything in life and in football. The modern #GenerationEquality needs role models from all industries, politics and especially from sport and football. Football needs both, the female and the male perspective. The more diversity and different perspectives in a group (e.g. gender, age, religion or personal background), the more success. Independent if it is a coaching team, the executive board or the management of an association.




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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