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Letshwiti, Motlogelwa Join Other African Football Leaders at CAF Elective Congress

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) President, Maclean Letshwiti accompanied by his Vice President 1, Marshlow Motlogelwa will travel to Rabat, Morocco to attend the Confederation of African Football (CAF) elective congress, where South African mining magnate and Mamelodi Sundowns supremo, Patrice Motsepe is set to become CAF President unopposed.
Letshwiti is also seeking to become an executive committee member of CAF, at the much-anticipated Elective Congress slated for Friday, March 12, 2021 in Rabat, Morocco.
Speaking from Doha, Qatar this morning, the BFA President, Maclean Letshwiti said he looks forward to a free and fair elective congress where football will be a unifying factor.
“Earlier this year, I announced my candidacy for CFA EXCO member COSAFA region. This is my first time running for the position, and now more than ever, I think it’s time…it’s time to bring in new ideas, new faces, progressive thinking, and most importantly, progressive action. We need to run football like we run businesses. Only then will everyone benefit accordingly,” said Letshwiti.

BFA VP1, Marshlow Motlogelwa who is expected to leave the country this afternoon at 1430hrs acknowledged his Moroccoan counterparts at the Morocco Football Association for assisting the BFA delegation secure travel visas to the north African country.

“We have a mutual understanding with the Morocco FA, and they have been very helpful in securing our visas. We are COVID-19 free and shall abide by the health protocols to remain healthy. It’s a two-man delegation to the CAF elective congress where our president is seeking to be elected and we are confident through his leadership and our campaign thus far that we will have a seat in the CAF executive committee,” said Motlogelwa.

The BFA president Letshwiti is seeking a seat in the CAF executive committee representing the COSAFA bloc which is allocated two seats.

Meanwhile, Motsepe is expected to start his tenure as CAF presidency after his opponents voluntarily and mutually chose to withdraw their candidature. Motsepe will withdraw his role as Mamelodi Sundowns FC President to devote himself body and soul to his new position. The first year of his presidency would be devoted to visiting all the presidents of federations on the continent to ask them what their priorities are.

Motsepe’s programme, which is based around 10 objectives include introducing video assistant referees, better TV broadcasting of African matches and building at least one stadium according to FIFA standards in each country.

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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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