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BFA through the Technical department held a closing ceremony for a goalkeeper coaching course that has been ongoing for the past four days in Jwaneng courtesy of Debswana Mine. In attendance was Her worship the Mayor of Jwaneng Town Hon Olga Ditsie, the BFA CEO Mr Mfolo Mfolo, Ms Letang Mbaakanyi from the office of the Town clerk amongst others.

When welcoming the guests, Her worship the Mayor of Jwaneng town Hon Ditsie closed by advising our coaches to take part in the fight against Gender Based Violence in their respective communities.

“As a woman, I have made it a personal choice that every time I’m given a chance to speak I can not leave the floor without mentioning the 16 days of activism against gender based violence…” she highlighted.

Her worship was also thrilled to notice that there were women amongst the participants, she showed her excitement by showering the ladies with ululations as they received their certificates.

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Botswana Football Association has taken a giant step in developing new and young referees. Today the association was officially closing The 5-day Kweneng Regional Association Referees Beginners course at Lekidi Football Centre that has attracted 25 young and promising referees (23 men and 2 women)
 
The referees underwent a five-day course from the 18th to the 23rd of December. The course was conducted by Instructor Mr. Phodiso Jonty Rasetsoga (BFA Referees Manager)
 
Speaking in the course closing ceremony held earlier today Mr Rasetsoga highlighted that the budding referees were taken through the laws of the game, oral, theory, written and practical sessions which advanced into exams on the final.
 
β€œIt was a wonderful class the participants showed a lot of eagerness and energy during the sessions and it is important that these fresh referees get involved in many matches organized in their region”, he added.
 
In his keynote address, Botswana Football Association CEO Mfolo Mfolo highlighted that the association has 17 regions across the country, national women’s football, and the Botswana Football League, which consists of two leagues, the Botswana Premier League and the National First Division League. He added that the BFA is reviewing football in Botswana
 
He concluded by explaining to the course participants that they have to go through all the structures, from the regional leagues to the highest leagues, the Botswana Premier League until they reach international stadiums such as COSAFA and AFCON to officiate the elite games.
 
One of the course participants Mr. Khumo Jackson, commented that to be a referee must be passionate, dedicated and hardworking.
 
Mr Alec Fela also the chairman of the referees committee (NEC Member), in his address appreciated the time taken by participants during festive days as they felt it was appropriate and worthy to be here. He added that discipline is the key to being a referee.

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