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BFA Medcial Committee Training of Compliance Officers Gets Underway

GABORONE, Botswana – The Botswana Football Association (BFA) Medical Committee has embarked on the training of compliance officers as per the Return to Play guidelines. The training,  which kicks off today, 24th June with the FRAFA in Francistown will cover all teams in BFA regions being BFL, First Divisions, RFAs leagues as well as the women’s league, and will conclude on July 4 with Tsabong RFA in Tsabong.  

Just recently, the Medical Committee chaired by Dr. Lone Bogwasi hosted a two-day Return to Play workshop aimed at ensuring that a considerable level of set health precautions is always upheld and to support all teams in the BFA structures, making sure they are capacitated, speak one language of ‘hygiene, prevention and prompt recognition’.

“The medical profession and the country will look onto us and football to ensure outmost safety of the players during their engagement in footballing activities. A multi-disciplinary approach is needed in our engagement to ensure a holistic approach to caring for the athlete to enable a conducive environment for them to excel,” said Dr. Lone Bogwasi recently.

The committee further seeks to identify areas of need by the football association as well as develop policies regarding sports medical matters locally, amongst them, aspects of sports medicine, nutrition, psychology, sports science including continuous education and research which are part of the evolving field of football medicine.

The BFA Medical Committee include Mpho Bogopa, Dr. Monkgogi Thakgathi, Aldrin Majaye, Kitso Dlamini, Golekanye Morutwa, Kaelo Kgosieyang, Dr. Mwamba Nsebula, Tshepo Makete and Tiroyaone Otimile, and is chaired by Dr. Lone Bagwasi.

“We wish to inform you that through the Medical Committee, we will be embarking on the training of compliance officers as per the Return to Play guidelines. You are therefore requested to invite one medical personnel from each team in your region to attend the workshop. You are further requested to source venue for the workshop as per the training schedule below,” said the BFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Goabaone G. Taylor today.

“The trainings will be conducted by members of the BFA Medical Committee. You are therefore requested to liaise with the Office of the General Manager, Football Operations and the Regional Coordinator for purposes of coordination of the workshop,” added Taylor.

TRAINING SCHEDULE – FIRST DIVISION NORTH, EASTERN & NOTHERN BLOCKS

24th June – FRAFA – Francistown

25th June – Selibe- Phikwe RFA – Selibe Phikwe

26th June – Tswapong, CNRFA & CSRFA – Palapye

27 June – Boteti RFA – Letlhakane

29th June – Nhabe – Maun

3rd July – Chobe – Kasane

TRAINING SCHEDULE – FIRST DIVISION SOUTH, WESTERN & SOUTHERN BLOCKS

29th June – Gaborone City RFA – Gaborone

30th June – BFL, 1st Div. South & SERFA – Gaborone

1st July – SORFA – Kanye

2nd July – Kgatleng RFA – Rasesa

2nd July –  Gantsi RFA – Gantsi

3rd July – Kang & Hukuntsi RFAs – Kang

3rd July – Kweneng RFA – Molepolole

4th July – Tsabong RFA – Tsabong

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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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