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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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Diamond Zebras & Young Zebras to play friendly matches

Botswana Junior National Teams under-17 (Diamond Zebras) and the under-20 (Young Zebras) will this weekend of 23rd – 25th August 2019 report to camp. The two teams will play friendly matches against Eswatini U17 & U20 boys on the 24th and 25th August 2019.

The games will be used to give the two teams international match practice. For his part, Diamond Zebras coach Tebogo Mokute says his charges will benefit greatly from the games as they have worked on different approaches and tactics in recent months and he is positive the team understands his vision.

Mokute will lead the Diamond Zebras to the 2019 COSAFA championships to be staged in Malawi from the 25th September to the 5th October 2019. The under-20 team under the tutelage of Raizor Tsatsilebe will find the games important as they have also started preparations for the 2019 COSAFA championship scheduled for December 2019 in Zambia.

Eswatini is expected to arrive in Botswana on Friday evening with games set to be played at Lekidi grounds. On Saturday 1600hrs and 0900hrs kick off on Sunday morning before the boys from the Kingdom of Eswatini return home.

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