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BFA welcomes the appointment of Serufho as BNSC CEO

GABORONE, Botswana – The Botswana Football Association (BFA) warmly congratulates and welcomes Mr. Tuelo Daniel Serufho on his recent appointment as the Chief Executive Officer (BNSC) of the Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC). Serufho’s appointment came into effect on June 1st, 2021, on a four-year term. The BFA expressed elation with the appointment of Serufho, adding that his track record is distinguished and well deserved.

Armed with a bachelor’s degree in Sport and Recreation Management and an Executive Masters in Sports Organization Management,Serufho has been Caretaker CEO of the Commission since October 2020.

“The BFA is equally delighted on your appointment and wish you a good working relationship in improving and developing sports, particularly football. Quite befitting is that you bring to the commission vast experience in sport organisation management and delivery of international sport competitions, as you command local, regional, and global respect having worked extensively in sports,” said the Secretariat.

Furthermore, the BFA added, “Your journey is inspiring having started as a development officer for Botswana Tennis Association in the employ of the BNSC where you rose through the ranks until becoming the head of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit. You also served in several key capacities, including as General Manager for the Botswana Games – a biennial sport celebration that has now become one of Botswana’s flagship events.”

Serufho has been instrumental as one of the key driving forces behind the Botswana Games and building Botswana’s profile of hosting international events by successfully leading the delivery of two African Championships in Tennis.

“As the founding CEO of the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) – a role you held until moving to the commission, it was during your tenure at the BNOC that Botswana achieved its most celebrated results, including the first gold medal, first Olympic Games medal, first world Championship medal and numerous world and Commonwealth records, some of which are still to be surpassed,” added the BFA.

Serufho has served on numerous international sport structures such as the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA)’s Games Commission, ANOCA Zone VI Board as Secretary-General as well as being a member of some of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Working Group.

“We warmly welcome you to the BNSC top seat and offer you our outmost support during your tenure.”

For his part, the BFA President said, “The BFA and I are equally committed to continuing to support the BNSC in advancing all important sporting reforms, in order to make full use of the many opportunities our mutual relationship offers to bring our stakeholders together and advance sports in general particularly football.”

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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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