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Meet BFA’s new legal advisor – Thabiso Olatotse

Meet Mr. Thabiso David Olatotse, the new Legal Advisor to the Botswana Football Association (BFA), appointed in terms of Article 33.3 of the BFA Constitution. Olatotse is an Attorney with 14 years’ experience.  

He’s the Managing Partner and founder of Olatotse Solomon Attorneys based in Francistown, where he’s in charge of drafting commercial agreements, rendering legal advice on different aspects of the law, appearing in court and arbitration tribunal on behalf of clients.

Olatotse is also the Chairperson of the Disciplinary Committee of the Law Society of Botswana, founder, and Chairperson of the Northern Bar Association, as well as former Chairperson of the Francistown Regional Football Association Disciplinary Committee. Olatotse’s appointment is effective immediately until 2024.

 

 

 

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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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