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Botswana Football Association (BFA) through its technical department (Referees Department) held an Advanced Referees Course closing ceremony. The course commenced on the 12th September and ended today (16 September 2022).
The course was specifically staged for first division and elite league match officials from the Northern part of the country . A total of 45 participants with 2 women among them attended the course.
According to the BFA referees manager Mr. Phodiso Jonty Rasetsoga, one of the main objectives of the training course was to shed light and share the new amendments that have been introduced by CAF and FIFA.
He further added that they previously held a similar course for the southern region match officials in preparation for the start of the new season.
β€œThere are key areas that we focused on being the practical, technical and physical aspects as well as the medical areas”, Rasetsoga said.
One of the course participants, CAF and FIFA referee Mr. Joshua Bondo appreciated the importance of this course as it aimed to teach the new laws introduced by the football governing bodies as well as to prepare for the upcoming new season.
Giving his closing remarks BFA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mfolo Mfolo encouraged the participants to ensure they implement what they have learnt from this course.


Kgatleng Region Appreciate Safeguarding Workshop

Our recent safeguarding workshop in the Kgatleng region was a great opportunity to discuss significant steps towards safer and more inclusive football sport.
The association is very committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable people this past weekend, the association had an opportunity to address the coaches and administrators of the Kgatleng region on the importance of prevention through education and awareness programs, Protection by implementing robust policies and procedures, Provision of support services for those affected, and Partnership by collaborating with relevant organizations and agencies to ensure a comprehensive approach to safeguarding.
Their dedication to the welfare of children and people who are exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally was truly commendable.
Let’s keep spreading awareness and making a positive impact in our football and community!

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