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BFA restructures operations

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has taken a decision to restructure the Secretariat, mainly to align to best practices that can improve operational efficiencies and effectiveness. The restructuring exercise is expected to result in a simplified yet professional functional structure. This is process that was started as far back as 2015, and revisited several times in 2017, 2018 and the earlier part of 2021, and in March to be precise.
 
“The process has involved determining areas to restructure, in terms of fit for purpose organisational processes, functions as well as cost structures. In the short term, corrective action is being taken to ensure continuity during this process while consultations and calculations and securing of separation packages is being looked in to. Thereafter, implementation of the restructuring will be effected and results evaluated over time,” said BFA Chief Executive Officer, Goabaone G. Taylor.
The BFA’s decision to embark on this exercise is well within the principles of Organisational Restructuring which focus on transformation of either or both structure, processes, and people.
 
To make the Association sustainable, Taylor said a few structural deficiencies that needed attention were determined as follows;
– A need to re-organise the High-Level Functional Structure
– Manpower planning to align with Human Capital requirements
– Job Analysis and Evaluation
 
“The BFA vision is to be a self-sustaining professional organisation of excellence. There is need for financial independence and the ability to generate own revenue that can be put to good use as we continue to grow the Association,” the CEO added.
The development of Football remains at the core of the Association to create a well organised and properly functioning body that abides by the rules and regulations that guide operations for the success of the organisation.
The Football Industry has the potential to promote investment and thus create employment and related opportunities to the country.
 
“We have been on a multi-year journey to transform our organization,” said BFA President, Maclean Letshwiti. “The changes in our operating model will shift our focus to become more professional and put performance closer to our stakeholders while prioritizing football development and a disciplined modernization framework. As we implement these changes, we’re continuing to evolve our organization, which will include significant changes in the structure of our workforce.”

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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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