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National Executive orders fresh Women’s Committee elections

This communique serves to inform you that the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Botswana Football Association at its meeting held on the 19th July 2018 deliberated on the Elective National Women Football Assembly as directed by the BFA Electoral Committee. This followed an appeal by some contestants who challenged the constitutionality of the Assembly as some Non-Affiliated clubs participated.

The National Executive Committee after considering all issues that were tabulated resolved as follows:

1.    Since there is an overwhelming evidence that non-affiliated clubs took part, the proceedings of the Assembly held on the 29th May 2018, including the elections of the National Women football Committee be nullified;

2.    That the powers of the National Women Football Committee reside in the Office of the Secretary-General pending the proper election of the National Women Football Committee;

3.    That the Office of the Secretary-General convene a Women Football Special General Assembly in accordance with the BFA Constitution;

4.    That only duly registered and affiliated members of the BFA be invited to the Special General Assembly;

By this communiqué, you are herein informed that the Women Football Special General Assembly will take place on the 04th August 2018 at 0900hrs, Lekidi Football Centre. The agenda of the meeting shall be “The election of National Women Football Committee.” Delegates (two members per club) are expected to arrive on Friday, 3rd (evening) and depart on Saturday, 4th August immediately after the meeting. The Association shall only provide accommodation and reimbursement of bus fares for delegates from the Eastern, Northern and Western.

Regional Football Association Committees are advised and directed to make sure that only clubs affiliated to the BFA attend the meeting as proof of affiliation shall be a prerequisite for attending the meeting.

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BFA and FNBB launch partnership

Botswana Football Association and First National Bank on Thursday launched a 3-year Sponsorship worth 3 million Pula.

Speaking at the launch, FNBB CEO Steven Bogatsu highlighted that Like many of economies around the world, Botswana is grappling with youth unemployment.

“It is upon us and government to help with this unemployment, ” said Bogatsu.

He says FNBB has committed to help junior teams through the 3 years sponsorship.

This is the second initiative to sponsor youth as in June FNBB partnered with tertiary schools. Bogatsu went on to say that even though they didn’t have the budget they found it fit to look for funds to help these teams. He said their decision was inspired by the BFA’s strategic plan to improve local football.

When taking the centre stage, BFA President said Football is about partnership. It’s about human development, it’s the property of the state. To improve the sport all partner must be involved. He welcomed the commitment of FNBB as it will be a major assistance towards the junior teams.

Letshwiti highlighted that cooperate companies must continue coming to football to market themselves and to ensure the growth of sports and their different brands

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