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BFA CEO Taylor in conversation with Mark Gleeson

Johannesburg, South Africa — Botswana Football Association (BFA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Goabaone G. Taylor was recently featured in the COSAFA podcast-episode 21 dubbed, The COSAFA show, hosted by veteran journalist and commentator, Mark Gleeson.
 
Gleeson congratulated Taylor on holding the highest office in Botswana footballing matters. In the interview, Taylor shares her track record in the corporate space in Botswana, managing to have a career both in broadcasting and telecommunications, two of the prominent aspects of modern-day football.
 
“I think my experience will come plenty to aspects of contractual issues. BFA is looking to commercialize and bring best aspects to football and I think I will be best placed to execute and achieve all the set mandates.”
“As the first women CEO of the BFA, I think it will open more opportunities for women, even the BFA is tremendously improving in women football,” added Taylor.
 
The BFA CEO has hit the ground running as she been engaging with the secretariat involving all personnel and national teams. She recently met with the national women’s team whilst in camp.
 
“I have shared my 100 days of my tenure in office, there will be change and the workers of the BFA know that there is a new leader who will need the trust of the secretariat to support the vision of the BFA,” said Taylor.
 
Taylor said the Botswana FA has also put forward guidelines to the government as they prepare to return to play.
Taylor acknowledged the possibility of Botswana hosting the inaugural women’s club championships, noting that she will add it as one of her first milestones of her tenure in office.

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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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