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BFA NEC board meeting nullifies the 2020/21 season

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) National Executive Committee members have resolved that the 2020/2021 football season be nullified.  The decision to annul this year’s footballing season was arrived at in an NEC board meeting held at Avani Hotel in Gaborone today (Saturday).

Today’s other resolutions include;

1. Adoption of the return to play guidelines to be submitted to the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and culture Development (MYSC) and the Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC).
2. The Nullification of the 2020/2021 season,
3. There will also be football tournament.
4. Formalisation of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the BFA ad the Botswana Football League (BFL).
5. The BFL adoption of the constitution
6. Club licensing roadmap, adoption of the new regulations and an appointment of the First Instance Body and the Appeal body.
7. BFA infrastructure development

BFL Board Chairperson Aryl Ralebala

The BFA NEC comprise of the BFA President, Maclean Letshwiti, BFA VP1 Marshlow Motlogelwa, BFA VP2, Masego Ntshingane, NEC members, Carlos Sebina, Tico Kamati, Alec Fela Monyake, Female representative, Lobito Ncube, Southern Block representative Sydney Kafela, Northern Block, Tshegofatso Balisi, Western Block representative, Olson Mantle, Eastern Block representative Barulaganye Moloi, Botswana Football League Chairman, Aryl Ralebala and First Division representative, Sydney Magagane.

Also present was the BFA acting CEO, Thabiso Kebotsamang and the BFA Legal eagle, Pako Moakofhi.

BFA VP1 Marshlow Motlogelwa

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BFA GRANTS AMROUCHE LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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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