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Grassroots programme was introduced by the Federations of International Football Associations (FIFA) to help member associations in setting up their grassroots level development programmes, while also training local coaches-educators to their specifics of teaching grassroots football for boys and girls from the age of six to 12.

Today, Botswana Football Association, together with its regional association, hosted the Girls Specific Festival-Grassroots in Tsabong. The program was a one-day event aimed at girls aged 6 to 12 years. This initiative was attended by 90 schoolgirls and 18 trained coaches.

Previously, the festival was held at the Southern Regional Football Association, Phikwe Regional Football Association, and Francistown Regional Football Association respectively.

Speaking in an interview with one of the coaches pointed out that this program is essential and is โ€œAll for kidsโ€, hence it was a great pleasure to see a girl child playing football throughout the event.

She further said with passion and high motivation will make a strong and wonderful foundation for these kids to lead Botswanaโ€™s football in the future.

The goal of these festivals is to promote women’s football by giving them the opportunity to play, have fun and acquire life skills through football.

The festivals are also a means to develop girls-specific grassroots centers that will cater to youth teams at the regional level and increase the mass production of girls in football.


BFA Host Official Opening Ceremony Of The CAF C โ€“Diploma Coaching Course

The Botswana Football Association held the official opening ceremony for the CAF Cโ€“DIPLOMA COACHING COURSE today, Tuesday, September 19th, 2023, at the Lekidi Football Centre Auditorium.
The course gathered together 22 women from all over the country, including players. The 8-day course will run from September 18th to 25th, 2023.
The course is conducted by CAF Instructor โ€“ Mr. Sikalame Keatlholetswe. Present at the ceremony were the CEO of the Botswana Football Association, Mr. Mfolo E. Mfolo, and the Vice Chairman of the National Women’s Football Committee, Mr. Sello Shimane Modise.
Giving the course overview, Keatlholetswe urged participants to complete at least 120 hours as it is requirement from the Confederation of African Football.
In his address, BFA Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mfolo commended the participants to not only earn the certificates rather also use the skills acquired to take women’s football to greater heights.
In closing, โ€œHave your own dreams and goals; be inspired to achieve good and positive results. Be ready to compete with your male counterparts. You should be resilient despite all the negativities and see them as positive to improve,โ€ said Modise

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