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FIFA/MA Youth Referees Course

Botswana Football Association  under the auspices of FIFA will conduct a FIFA/MA Youth Referees Course in Francistown at Francistown Sports Complex, from the 4-8 December 2017 comprising of 30 participants selected from Eastern Zone where there are U15 Elite League Teams (Mmadinare ,Selebi Phikwe, Bobirwa, Radisele ,Palapye , Letswapong , Serowe South, Serowe North, Mahalapye, Kalamari ,Shoshong, Francistown City ,Tonota Tati side ) The young referees age ranging from 15 – 17 years will undergo tutelage facilitated by the FUTURO III trained Referees Technical Instructor Mr Gaontebale Malete.

The official opening will be done by the Botswana Football Association Chief Executive officer Mr Mfolo E. Mfolo. The media is cordially invited for the opening ceremony on Monday 4th December 2017 from 1400 hours.

The same course will be facilitated by the same instructor in the Southern Zone at Lekidi Football Centre from the 11 – 15 December 2017.

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Magang to attend Women in Football Leadership Programme

Since the approval of the FIFA reforms by the Extraordinary FIFA Congress in February 2016, FIFA has placed great emphasis on bringing more women into football’s decision-making bodies, as evidenced by the increased presence of women on the FIFA Council, FIFA
Standing Committees, FIFA Management Board, as well as in the wider FIFA administration.

The success of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 has further raised the awareness of women’s football and its unique qualities, both on and off the pitch, including the positive impact the game has on girls and women around the world.

Following these successes of women’s national teams, the Botswana Football Association is delighted to inform the media and public that FIFA has invited National Executive Committee members Mrs Tsoseletso Magang to the second edition of the Women in Football Leadership Programme. This workshop reinforces Botswana’s as well as FIFA’s commitment to increase women’s participation in senior decision-making positions within football.

Mrs Magang’s participation in the programme will prove to be of great importance to advance women’s football in Botswana. She will be provided with the opportunity to grow as a leader in football in a multicultural and international environment.

Good progress has been made in women’s in recent times but the Football Association believes there is still a long way to go and more efforts are required. Mrs Tsoseletso Magang will be heading to Switzerland to attend the 2019 Women in Leadership program from 18th-22ndNovember 2019

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