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Provisional squad for COSAFA released

The senior national team coach Major David Bright has just announced a 30-man provisional squad to represent Botswana at the 21st COSAFA Senior Challenge to be held in Polokwane from May 27th to June 9th. The coach has gone for a blend of youth and experience to build a base for the team that can be able to compete.

Fakude, as the gaffer is also known, says the team represents the depth he would like to build for the Zebra’s squad going forward. The coach also says he has used the squad to give more mileage to players like Kabelo Seakanye who saw little game time during the season but are important for the 2019  AFCON campaign.

 The major has also rewarded players who were outstanding during the season in their clubs and afforded them a chance to break to the main squad that will be on the 2019 Afcon qualifiers.

Dates for the team camp and travel plans will be announced in due course . Below is the squad;

1    Itumeleng Selapa    ,    Goalkeeper    ,    Black Forest
16    Goitseone Phoko    ,    Goalkeeper    ,    Gaborone United
23    Mwampule Masule    ,    Goalkeeper    ,    Township Rollers
30    Bophelo Kealeboga    ,    Goalkeeper    ,    Miscellaneous
19    Lesenya Ramoraka    ,    Defender    ,    Orapa United
25    Katlego Masole    ,    Defender    ,    Police XI
3    Tshepo Maikano    ,    Defender    ,    Gaborone United
26    Benson Kitso Mangolo    ,    Defender    ,    BDF XI
6    Lesego Kereedilwe    ,    Defender    ,    Miscellaneous
20    Thato Kebue    ,    Defender    ,    Jwaneng Galaxy
22    Tshepo Baipoledi    ,    Defender    ,    Morupule Wanderers
32    Thatayaone Ditlhokwe    ,    Defender    ,    Gaborone United
7    Kabelo Seakanyeng    ,    Midfielder    ,    Gaborone United
11    Thatayaone Witness Kgamanyane    ,    Midfielder    ,    Gaborone United
8    Alphonse Modisaotsile    ,    Midfielder    ,    Gaborone United
13    Kobamelo Kebaikanye    ,    Midfielder    ,    Orapa United
5    Tebogo Sosome    ,    Midfielder    ,    Jwaneng Galaxy
4    Karabo Phiri    ,    Midfielder    ,    Gaborone United
12    Letlhogonolo Chenjela    ,    Midfielder    ,    Sharps Shooting Stars
9    Langa Mabula    ,    Midfielder    ,    Sharps Shooting Stars
28    Gape Mohutsiwa    ,    Midfielder    ,    Township Rollers
14    Lemogang Maswena    ,    Midfielder    ,    Orapa United
21    Eric Molefe    ,    Midfielder    ,    Uniao Flamingo Santos
27    Gilbert Baruti    ,    Midfielder    ,    Jwaneng Galaxy
2    Godiraone Modingwane    ,    Midfielder    ,    Security Systems
18    Tumisang Orebonye    ,    Striker    ,    Gaborone United
10    Onkabetse Makgantai    ,    Striker    ,    Orapa United
24    Resaobaka Thatanyane    ,    Striker    ,    Miscellaneous
17    Boipelo Oaitse    ,    Striker    ,    Gaborone United
29    Molaodi Tlhalefang    ,    Striker    ,    Black Forest

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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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