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D-License coaching course with a difference

GABORONE, Botswana – About 20 aspiring coaches have concluded in the Botswana Football Association (BFA) D-License coaching course at Lekidi Football Centre in Gaborone. Coordinated by BFA Instructor, Barobi Nwako assisted by Vincent Dlamini, the weeklong course, which covers modules from grassroots to preliminary started on Monday, June 14th and will end today (Friday, June 18th).
 
The course, which was divided into two parts; theory and practical sessions drew aspiring coaches from the Northern block region which include Boteti, Chobe and FRAFA respectively. Nwako said it is important for aspiring coaches to take up such courses so that they understand the technical dynamics of the coaching world.
Amongst some of the modules covered include code of conduct, what makes a good coach, importance of warm-up and cool down, different coaching styles, how do young players learn, components of a coaching session-SMILES and STEPS in football, safeguarding children’s rights, session planning, community development through football, skills and qualities of a good coach, and the infusion of life skills in football sessions.
 
The participants were also put into working groups for a case study, which saw them develop a grassroots festival which accorded them an opportunity to understand the different stages of learning for diverse age groups. Nwako added, “it is important for the BFA to invest in training more coaches as this ensures that there is a sound development system coming from the ground upwards. This group of coaches are excited and willing to learn and share their skills and I am also impressed to see former players venturing into coaching. Their presence further assures that they are not lost to football.” Some of the players who had enrolled for the course include Township Rollers captain, Maano Ditshupo.

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BOTSWANA MATCH OFFICIALS TO HANDLE TotalEnergies CAF CC 2022/23 IN MALI

 
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed four Batswana referees to officiate the TotalEnergies CAF CC 2022/23 match between AS Real de Bamako of Mali and Young Africans of Tanzania on February 26.
 
Joshua Bondo has been appointed as the main referee, while Mogomotsi and Kitso Sibanda will perform their duties as assistant referees 1 and 2 respectively. Tshepo Mokani has been assigned as the fourth official.
 
BFA would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to its own referees who have been appointed to this role. We are very proud that we are making progress in our football development not only on the field but also in refereeing.
 
Go raise our flag higher.
 

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