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CAF first ever women symposium

In the opening remarks, FIFA Secretary General Fatmah Samourah revealed that a FIFA strategy, tailor-made for women football, will be availed end of March. It will include main rules of women football and ways of developing women football so she called for MA’s to implement the document. 

CAF President Ahmad wrapped up the inaugural by promising a “complete analysis” of the recommendations during the discussions. Ahmad assured the members to help promote the development of women’s football and ensures full participation of women at all levels.

He said CAF now has a women department, which consists only of women, and he even encouraged women to forward their CVs for these posts.

Member associations and federations were advised to take women’s football seriously and to accept that women’s football is part of them, they need to put it within their structures and give it the same treatment given to men.



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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