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BFA President Letshwiti acknowledge strides by KRFA, share vision for football development

GABORONE, Botswana – The Botswana Football Association (BFA) President, Maclean Letshwiti has acknowledged the positive strides made by the Kweneng Regional Football Association (KRFA) Division 2 teams to turn professional and sustainably commercial for the future of football. Letshwiti made a clarion call over the weekend at Lekidi Football Centre in Gaborone during the Kweneng Division 2 Teams Transformation workshop where he commended their commitment of transforming from societies into professional entities.
He acknowledged that football was responding positively to a plethora of challenges, amongst them Covid-19, and called for a re-examination of priorities that would ultimately ensure the future of the footballing industry and its people. The KRFA clubs have vowed to at least attain 30% progress to turn professional by the end of the 2021-2022 footballing season.

Kweneng Regional Football Association Chairperson, Lekgotla Raditloko

“This is a serious intent and commitment to the course, and it must be applauded. I am so humbled by the initiative. Coincidentally, I was in Kgatleng two weeks back to witness a similar initiative by a regional team (City Polar). How I wish the big teams could benchmark from these regional teams and assist BFA to achieve its mandate. Upon my assumption of the BFA presidency, I declared to professionalize the game, focus on grassroots and youth development because I believe this is the only way to compete with the best in the world. Integral part of this is corporative governance and accountability. The BFA’s vision is ‘To be a self-sustaining organization of excellence,’ and I am convinced that no one can be self-sustainable if he or she does not generate income,” said Letshwiti.
Furthermore, the BFA president said part of this professionalism and growth should be spurred by the need to create partnerships with corporate companies, communities, and individuals. And while he warned that the challenges ahead were great, he acknowledged that they were not insurmountable.
“I am extremely humbled to hear that VTM Security has come forth to sponsor this noble initiative, courtesy of its partners in Qatar. The Kweneng RFA has broken new ground, and I hope it will open a pathway for our talented players to penetrate the international market, outside the continent,” added Letshwiti.
The KRFA workshop was blessed to have the tutelage of the various BFA departmental experts ranging from governance to technical.

BFA President Letshwiti awarding balls to the KRFA teams, donated by VTM Security

The BFA Regional Coordinator, Setete Phuthego made a presentation on the transformation of clubs from societies to companies whilst Technical Officer, Tshepho Mphukuthi underscored the importance of basic technical points in the game. The organization of the workshop was under the auspices of VTM Security and its partners in Qatar.
For his part, Kweneng RFA Chairperson, Lekgotla Raditloko pointed out that today’s workshop on transformation heralded a new dawn for his region, a new model developed for football worldwide. Raditloko further challenged the teams to use the modalities of today’s workshop to attain their set targets.
“We want to transform our teams for the better. We believe teams can progress from the region’s perspective. We applaud VTM Security for the caliber they bring to our region. The Kweneng RFA fully supports the BFA’s drive to turn our football into professional and viable commercial entities as promoted by President Letshwiti from time to time,” said Raditloko.

BFA Regional Coordinator  and Competitions, Setete Phuthego

He added that his region will capacitate the clubs and further implored the BFA to avail trainings in technical and governance periodically.
“The BFA’s Administration course dubbed Time for Change will be vital in our region as we highly regard the outcomes of the course,” said Raditloko.
Meanwhile, VTM Security donated a total of 100 balls to all Kweneng RFA teams to be distributed equally. The Saturday workshop was also attended by BFA NEC members; Tico Kamati, Alec Monyake, Kweneng Division 2 Chairman, Vincent Mafuta, Kweneng RFA committee including representatives of the Kweneng RFA clubs.

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𝐼 𝑤𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑡𝑜 𝑡𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑜𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝐷𝑜𝑢𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝐴𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝐹𝐶 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 ℎ𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑐 𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑏𝑦 𝑤𝑖𝑛𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐷𝑇𝐶𝐵 𝑇𝑜𝑝 8 𝑤𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛’𝑠 𝑡𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡.
𝐷𝑜𝑢𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝐴𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝐹𝐶 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑒𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑠𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑎𝑟 ℎ𝑖𝑔ℎ 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑒𝑟, 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑖𝑛 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑏𝑦 𝑏𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑔𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑦 𝑖𝑛, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑠.
𝐼 𝑓𝑢𝑟𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑤𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑡𝑜 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑀𝑒𝑥𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝐺𝑖𝑟𝑙𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑎𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑚𝑝𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑤𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑢𝑔𝑢𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝑡𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑡𝑜𝑜, ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑎 𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑣𝑒𝑙 𝑡𝑜 𝑤𝑎𝑡𝑐ℎ.
𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑡𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑣𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑑𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑝𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑚𝑒𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑚 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛 𝑎 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑤𝑐𝑎𝑠𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑦.
𝐷𝑇𝐶𝐵 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑎 𝑝ℎ𝑒𝑛𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑛𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑘𝑒ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑑𝑣𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒. 𝐼 𝑤𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑘 𝐷𝑇𝐶𝐵 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑎𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑓𝑢𝑙 𝑔𝑎𝑚𝑒, 𝑎𝑑𝑣𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑡𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑖𝑛 𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑙.
𝐼 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑘 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑚𝑠, 𝑡𝑒𝑐ℎ𝑛𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑚𝑠, 𝑟𝑒𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑠, 𝑚𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑣𝑖𝑐𝑒𝑠, 𝐵𝐹𝐴 𝑊𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑡𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑙, 𝑣𝑜𝑙𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑒𝑟𝑠, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑎 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑖𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑙𝑦 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑏𝑖𝑔𝑔𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑡, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑑 𝐿𝑒𝑘𝑖𝑑𝑖 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑒𝑒 𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑡𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡.
𝑇𝑜𝑔𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟, 𝑤𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑒𝑣𝑒 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒.
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