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BFA CEO attends GS Academy Programme

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Goabaone G. Taylor is in Maputo, Mozambique, from today, 12 -16 April 2021, where she’s attending a training program hosted by COSAFA. Designed for General Secretaries of Football Associations, the GS Academy provides essential knowledge, tools and networks needed to manage Football Associations successfully and strategically.
“This program provides practical issues faced by General Secretaries in their daily work. It is supported by leading professionals in the football industry and former General Secretaries of UEFAs member associations. It’s a week-long programme that provides a platform for participants to discuss current and future challenges faced by FAs and share best practices,” the UEFA Academy website reads.

COSAFA Secretary General, Sue Destombes

By attending this programme, it shows a great commitment by the BFA to upskill the incoming CEO Mrs. Goabaone Taylor so she can adapt and quickly assimilate practical tools that will positively impact the BFA.
Last week, the new CEO was taken through a two-day induction programme facilitated by Mamelodi Consulting to bring her up to speed with the structures of the BFA, operational matters within the Secretariat such as standing committees, judicial bodies, regional structures and all the necessary tools of trade.
The CEO said “acquiring these skills will help me to gain insights from industry experts, effectively manage football governance and strategy, understand the importance of financial planning to ensure proper player development, player administration and game administration. By the end of the week, I will have a clear view on ‘a day in the life of’ a General Secretary.”

BFA Secretary General Taylor with her counterparts from Ghana and Liberia FAs

The BFA President, Maclean Letshwiti said sending Goaba to the UEFA GS Academy is a great move as it will upskill, reskill, and prepare the new CEO for the future, which holds the key to the success of the BFA as an organization.
“I’m confident that she will come back having harnessed her grasp on matters of football. As the BFA, we must always ensure we help our employees grow professionally and personally in order to retain and engage them,” said Letshwiti.



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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