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Referees Numbers Per Regions

Tswapong region

13 Referees and only one referee is currently officiating in the National Leagues. This is the only referee who presents himself to undergo fitness tests.

Kgatleng region

17 Referees and they are all based on the Regional League.

Central- South region

12 Referees and only 5 referees are currently used to conduct National League games. However, all the referees in this Region are keen and strive to undergo fitness tests.

Central-North region

10 Referees and out of this number 2 are females. This Region has 5 referees who are currently used to conduct National League games.

Kweneng region

29 Referees and out of this number, 4 are currently used to conduct National League games and it is these 4 referees who strive to undergo fitness tests.

Chobe region

9 Referees and We currently use 4 referees from this group to conduct Nation League games but not because they have satisfied the requirements. Due to some financial constraints we cannot send referees to chobe every time when we have a National League game there but, we know that technically the group is still not yet ready to handle the National League games, hence we use them because that is what the League can afford.

Boteti region

12 Referees and one is a female. We used to have 1(one) referee from this group who was used to conduct National League games. The referee had some health challenges for some time and is still not fit to be taken back to National Leagues.

Southern region

58 Referees and this group is mainly Youth Referees though they are the ones who conduct the Southern regional league games. Out of this number, 9 are females. We have 5 referees who are currently being used to conduct the National Leagues.

Selibe-Phikwe region

21 Referees and out of this number, 11 are currently used to conduct National League games. There is 1 strong female referee who is FIFA accredited and represented Botswana in many games.

Francistown region

20 Referees and 11 of these referees are currently used to conduct the National League games.

Nhabe region

28 Referees and out this number only 7 referees are currently used to conduct the National League games.

Gaborone region

68 Referees comprising of 10 females and 58 males, and only 28 referees from this group are currently being used to conduct the National League games.

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BFA GRANTS AMROUCHE LEAVE OF ABSENCE

GABORONE, Botswana – Following the request by Senior National Team Coach, Adel Amrouche for leave of absence to attend to a personal matter, the Botswana Football Association (BFA) wishes to inform the public that he has been granted the leave with immediate effect.

Since the COSAFA tournament is the last competitive tournament for the Zebras in the immediate future, the BFA amicably resolved to release Amrouche. The affairs of the National team in preparation for the tournament, set to take place in Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa from 7-18 July 2021 shall be handed over to Letang Kgengwenyane.

“The BFA understands and supports Mr. Amrouche’s situation and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours,” said BFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Goabaone G. Taylor.

Amrouche took over as the Zebras head coach in August 2019 on a two-year deal. After weeks of engaging with the coach over his future, an agreement was reached not to extend his contract.

Adel Amrouche

“Amrouche has been Zebras head coach since August 2019, and his leadership during that time was important to our successful development and international exposure of our players,” added Taylor.

“We appreciate all that Amrouche has done to build a disciplined team. He has always had a thorough understanding of what it takes to be a successful team and has done his best to mentor his players accordingly,” concluded Taylor.

Amrouche has since expressed gratitude towards the BFA for the opportunity.
“I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity to lead the Zebras over the last two years. I leave having picked up quite a number of valuable lessons that will be necessary in the journey ahead. I wish the Zebras success in future competitions,” Amrouche said in statement recently.

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