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Mositwane urges young referees to be strong

Elite referee Mositwane urged upcoming young referees to insure that their love and dedication to football is not moved to allow them to grow in the sport of football as referees . Mositwane was speaking at the opening ceremony of the FIFA youth referees course at the Lekidi Football Center in Gaborone as the week long course begun .

Mositwane reminded the young referees that when he begun his path of refereeing many felt he should have been playing as he was an exceptional talent , how ever he chose refereeing as he believed that he could make a difference and was going to make it. The FIFA  accredited referee says this was possible because of strong self esteem and discipline towards being an honest and hardworking official.

Mositwane went on to ask the young referees to avoid unfairness at all cost, either in the game or in administration of the game. He highlighted that football come with a lot of temptations to which they should never fall victim to as this could take away their integrity as individuals who officiate football matches .
Mositwane said a clean referee is a respectable referee who walks tall and proud of upholding the motto of Fairplay and has the highest level of integrity.

30 young referees who do duty in the Botswana football association Youth League and Elite youth League are gathered to be given a basic training in refereeing .

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Ditlhokwe signs with SuperSport United

SuperSport United is pleased to announce the signing of Botswana international defender Thatayaone Ditlhokwe from Township Rollers on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

The 21-year-old helped the Gaborone giants to lift the Botswana Premier League in the 2018/19 season and was rewarded with a national team call up.

The Botswana international captain played an important role for his side in the 2019 COSAFA Cup in South Africa, where he helped the Zebras finish 2nd in the tournament losing to Zambia in the final.

Ditlhokwe said,” I am very happy to be here in this great team. The club has won a lot of trophies in the past and I want to be part of that winning environment and I am also looking forward to working with coach Kaitano Tembo. As a former player and current coach of the team, I think I can learn a lot from him and reward him for the faith he has put in signing me.”

Players agent Errol Dicks who confirmed that the player also had formal offers from Europe but chose to come to the PSL as his pathway of choice. Dicks said, “TT had interest from Europe, but he is young and has time on his side and as a first move out the country SuperSport is an ideal platform for him to shine in a team that is not afraid to play young players.”

The President of Township Rollers FC, Mr Jagdish Shah, “We are pleased to have added value to the career of Ditlhokwe, he has been a true role model to all his peers. We at Rollers pride ourselves in not standing in the way of our players furthering their development we take this opportunity to wish TT well in his future career.”

SuperSport CEO Stan Matthews added, “TT is a player we have tracked for some time and we feel he has a really bright future at SuperSport. We have had Botswana players here before like Dipsy Selolawane, Gabonamong, and Ngele and they all made an impact, so we are looking forward to TT helping us to win trophies and maintain a good league campaign.”

Source: SuperSport United

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