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Annual General Assembly and Charity Cup Settled on 11 August 2018

The BFA AGA as per Article 301. of the BFA Constitution should not be held later than the 14th August.

The AGA could not be held earlier than the 11th August due to pending structural Assemblies, specifically the issue of Women Football elections, which were held on 4th August 2018. The 11th August was, therefore, the only constitutionally available date.

The 11th August was also the only suitable date for the Charity Cup. As a pre-season tournament, it had to be played before the commencement of the league (the league start on the 18th August). The other challenge was to find a suitable date that could accommodate Township Rollers Schedule from the CAF champions league and the upcoming football season. Rollers are currently in a position to possibly qualify for the next round of the competition and hence we needed to take into consideration the challenge the Botswana Premier League office would have in running their calendar. Also, BTC had to be given time for the voting period.

We have consulted our partners and stakeholder on this position and hope the media and the public can understand the status of affairs as is currently.

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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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