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U15 Elite Youth Development Report – Dec 2017

After careful analysis of 2016/2017 youth programmes in Botswana the BFA Technical Department together with a FIFA expert (Mr. Govinden Thondoo) came up with the following proposals:

  • To use the existing Youth Competitions(schools and regional leagues) as a platform to select players and build two (2) teams per region in the Southern and Eastern Zones due to the areas’ vast population.
  • To then create two (2) Youth Leagues with 10 teams in each zone
  • To promote training (at least 3 sessions per week) and player development programmes for the created teams.
  • To develop an annual plan of activities taking into consideration the school calendar to avoid clashes with school activities.
  • The annual fixtures to run from October 2017 to April 2018 for the 1st phase and from August 2018 to March 2019 for the next edition
  • At the end of the competition BFA Technical Department to organise a national training camp including an elite competition with the selected young talented players during the month of August 2018
  • This process will facilitate the building of the national U16 team

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Selection camp for Under 17

Diamond Zebras head coach Tebogo Mokute is set to hold two selection camps in Gaborone. Mokute has been on the road selecting the best talent in the country. He held trials in selected areas to help him bring new talent to the national team structure. Mokute and his technical team have invited these elite youth players to camp, as follows:
 
1. Sunday 14th April – Tuesday 16th April 2019 -1st Group of 30 players
 
2. Wednesday 17th April – Friday 19th April 2019 -2nd Group of 30 players
 
Mokute highlighted that preparing players as early as possible is important in ensuring that they are polished ahead of time. Mokute says the bigger picture for the team his building is to qualify for the 2021 Africa Junior championships.

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