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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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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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