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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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BFA and FNBB launch partnership

Botswana Football Association and First National Bank on Thursday launched a 3-year Sponsorship worth 3 million Pula.

Speaking at the launch, FNBB CEO Steven Bogatsu highlighted that Like many of economies around the world, Botswana is grappling with youth unemployment.

“It is upon us and government to help with this unemployment, ” said Bogatsu.

He says FNBB has committed to help junior teams through the 3 years sponsorship.

This is the second initiative to sponsor youth as in June FNBB partnered with tertiary schools. Bogatsu went on to say that even though they didn’t have the budget they found it fit to look for funds to help these teams. He said their decision was inspired by the BFA’s strategic plan to improve local football.

When taking the centre stage, BFA President said Football is about partnership. It’s about human development, it’s the property of the state. To improve the sport all partner must be involved. He welcomed the commitment of FNBB as it will be a major assistance towards the junior teams.

Letshwiti highlighted that cooperate companies must continue coming to football to market themselves and to ensure the growth of sports and their different brands

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