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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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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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