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BFA Proposes A 30-Year Stadium Lease To Francistown

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) wishes to distance itself from the story carried in page 23 of the Weekend Post of Saturday 13-19 February 2016,  headed ‘BFA proposes a 30-year stadium lease to Francistown’.

While the BFA and the Francistown City Council (FCC) continue to engage on a variety of issues, including the future of the Old Francistown Stadium, no part of the engagements are ready for public consumption. While the BFA is not at liberty at the moment to divulge the direction and the tone of the engagements with the FCC, and even if it had monumental financial resources, it would never embark on the development of ‘a world class sports facility’ in a city that already has one, when other parts of the country in dire need do not have any.

The last paragraph of the story in question suggests that ‘Both the BFA and the FCC confirmed that the two organisations are working on a modality of transforming the Francistown stadium into an internationally recognised sports facility but could not be drawn into discussing much’. The BFA has never been invited to comment on the story and, as such, would have never issued such a confirmation.

The BFA however confirms that it continues to pursue land and such other necessary facilities throughout the country; especially as desired by its affiliates and would, as best as possible, treat its affiliates and stakeholders as equitably as possible.

The BFA, through its office, continues to be available to issue such clarity as may be necessary; to which end it encourages any media house, individual, group of individuals or any entity to engage it on such matters that concern them (the BFA) and national football activities.

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Registration of a company-Botswana Football League

Following various resolutions by the Botswana Football Association [BFA] -National Executive Committee to grant the elite league autonomy the move has since begun.

The Botswana Premier League also has always advocated for their autonomy and this comes at a time when the move for a commercial wing of the elite league is a must do.

Different football General Assemblies have also reiterated the need for the Botswana premier League to be independent from BFA.

The journey to make that a reality has begun with the help of different stakeholders. The FIFA professional department has been holding the BFA’s hand to achieve the desired goals.

BFA has since appointed a Transformation and Sponsorship Committee to implement the transformation of the elite league.

We are happy to announce that Botswana Football League (Pty) Ltd is registered with CIPA.

The company [Botswana Football league – BFL] will have all 16 premier league clubs as shareholders, and it will be a stand-alone company which will run their errands independently from the BFA. The BFL will only be a special member of the federation [BFA] as per FIFA standards and guidance.

The company will re-brand the elite league and make it a more viable property to entice partnerships that will see value in their investment by associating with this business entity.

A new dawn begins. The days of the premier league running as a society are over. These are exciting times and it can only be hoped that all stakeholders will be happy for this new beginning.

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