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COSAFA and Laliga inducts Botswana coaches

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) Technical Division is delighted to receive an invitation where coaches of local national teams have been selected to undergo training courtesy of the COSAFA in partnership with LaLiga. The moment of joy comes from the fact that LaLiga will this week be sharing its footballexpertise and technical know-how with coaches in the COSAFA region, including Botswana.

In the training, there will also be guests from Ethiopia in the coming weeks with a series of virtual workshops for both male and female tacticians. The BFA team is led by acting Technical Director, Dr. Carolin Braun, including other national team coaches among them Letang Kgangwenyane(Senior men’s team), Jaqueline Lorato Gaboinelwe(Under-20 girls), Marumo Tracey Taphaphiwa(Under-17 girls) and Gaoletlhoo Nkutlwisang (Senior women’s team).

The course will be run by Andoni Bombin Garrido, Chief of Methodology of the Athletic Bilboa Club. The virtual training will see participants being drilled on training exercises, yearly and weekly planning, as well as insights into the philosophy of the club, player’s pathways, and club identity.

The pilot program kicked off yesterday (Wednesday) 28th April with the second session planned for May 12th.  The club sessions are expected to help all coaches to better plan their training session, goal setting, yearly plan as well as developing a club philosophy. BFA Acting T.D, Dr. Carolin Braun said she was incredibly happy that the online course has been extended to the Botswana FA.

COSAFA Secretary General, Sue Destombes

“It’s a first up-skilling coaching course between COSAFA and LaLiga. COSAFA TDs have been working together to make this first step and its now happening. Going forward, we hope to create a more long-term approach. In the future, it would be very beneficial to have such courses for a larger number of participants from Botswana to assist especially club coaches. It is also an eye-opener for our participants to see, how a professional is expected to operate in line with European standards,” said Dr Braun.

Meanwhile, the COSAFA Secretary General, Sue Destombes said, “We are delighted that LaLiga will share their expertise with our coaches across the region and recognise that this is a magnificent opportunity for those taking part to learn from the very best.”



BFA Host Official Opening Ceremony Of The CAF C –Diploma Coaching Course

The Botswana Football Association held the official opening ceremony for the CAF C–DIPLOMA COACHING COURSE today, Tuesday, September 19th, 2023, at the Lekidi Football Centre Auditorium.
The course gathered together 22 women from all over the country, including players. The 8-day course will run from September 18th to 25th, 2023.
The course is conducted by CAF Instructor – Mr. Sikalame Keatlholetswe. Present at the ceremony were the CEO of the Botswana Football Association, Mr. Mfolo E. Mfolo, and the Vice Chairman of the National Women’s Football Committee, Mr. Sello Shimane Modise.
Giving the course overview, Keatlholetswe urged participants to complete at least 120 hours as it is requirement from the Confederation of African Football.
In his address, BFA Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mfolo commended the participants to not only earn the certificates rather also use the skills acquired to take women’s football to greater heights.
In closing, “Have your own dreams and goals; be inspired to achieve good and positive results. Be ready to compete with your male counterparts. You should be resilient despite all the negativities and see them as positive to improve,” said Modise

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