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Confederation of African Football (CAF) Pan African School Football National Phase champions Thamaga CJSS boys’ team and Mothamo CJSS girls’ team from Moiyabana trip today to Malawi for CAF PAN AFRICAN SCHOOL FOOTBALL ZONAL PHASE stage.
Thamaga CJSS boys finished first in their group matches with 7 points. The boys then moved on to the semi-finals where they faced Sekgele CJSS.
After 90 minutes of play, the score was tied 1-1 until it came to a penalty shootout, which the boys won by 4-2 to advance to the final, where they met Radisele, who they thrashed by a 2 goal to NIL margin.
However, their counterparts Mothamo CJSS girls’ team collected 6 points in their pools and advanced to the semis where they defeated Pekenene CJSS by 3 goals to NIL and met Radisele in the cup final.
The teams played to a 1-1 draw before going to a penalty shootout, which Mothamo CJSS won by 4-3
Both teams will travel to Malawi with 15 players and 3 officials each. The tournament will be held from 29 to 31 October 2022.



π—šπ—”π—•π—’π—₯π—’π—‘π—˜: Botswana Football Association today the 21st April 2023, launched an innovative FIFA Talent Development Scheme (TDS), to help raise the standards of junior national football teams for both men and women, driven by FIFA’s desire for a long-term dedication to global talent development.

The programme is also aimed to help the association achieve its full potential and continuing the measures taken to reduce the disparity in the level of football between different countries.

The project objectives are to create a platform for emerging talent that will expose them quality coaching and competitive environment, to create a pool of players to be selected for junior national team (U15, U17 and U20) and to build a strong base for competitive junior national teams and sustain their success at all levels.

The identified players will be channeled to Radisele and Mogoditshane Centres of Sports Excellence with the possibility of expanding to other areas. The teams will be training on a daily basis with qualified coaches and playing games every week. U15 national team shall be fixtured in Tswapong Region U17 youth league while U17 team shall be fixtured in Tswapong Region Division 1. U19 team will have game time by locking horns with the first division league teams where it will be fixtured.

Giving his welcome remarks BFA vice president 1 also the acting president, Mr. Masego Nchingane made it known the purpose of today is to launch two (2) talent Development Centres namely Mogoditshane Senior Secondary School and Radisele Junior Secondary school Centres of Sports Excellence however in the next few years will have talent identification centres across the country in order to give every kid an opportunity to fulfill their potentials.

Speaking during the launch the BFA general Secretary Mr Mfolo E.Mfolo proclaimed that the standards of school of excellence determines the output, and the output will give us the results that we want in 10 years from now.

β€œFIFA realized that the top countries in the world continue to make the gap big with other countries that’s when FIFA decided to embark on a talent development scheme to find out how other countries can play catch-up where FIFA Masters Alumni can fast track the development of players so that the junior national teams even small countries can make an impact in football”, said FIFA Consultant Mr. Serame Letswaka

Sharing the project landscape BFA Technical Director, Mr. Tshepo Mphukuthi emphasized that the project is not the same from country to country but is tailor-made to a country based on their country’s challenges and needs.

Closing the program proceedings, Hon. Tumisang Healy, a member of parliament for Gaborone Central, made it public that this program is dynamic and he believes it will change the football landscape of Botswana. He further added that if purposely do development, there will be outcomes out of it.

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