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Botswana to host the FIFA Member Association Elite Refereeing Course

Botswana Football Association is set to host the FIFA Member Association Elite Refereeing Course which will run from the 13 – 17 August 2018 followed by an Assessors Course from the 17 – 19 August 2018.

We are expecting 34 elite referees who officiate in the 1st division and premier league to take part in the course.

The Course will be facilitated by FIFA Technical Instructor  Mr Felix Tangawarima from Zimbabwe and FIFA  physical instructor Mrs Tracey Lovell from Kenya.

They will be assisted by Local instructors, trained by FIFA – Mr Gaontebale Malete, Mr Boniface Mpofu and Mr Phodiso Rasetsoga and CAF trained instructor Mrs Sebaetseng Glenda Mokokwe.

On Monday 13th August 2018 the course will start with a Fitness Test AKA cooper test conducted by physical instructors (From FIFA – Tracey Lovell and Local – Phodiso Rasetsoga) at the National Stadium from 0630 – 1100 hours.

Still, with the referee department, FIFA referee Joshua Bondo and Tirelo Mositwane are set to take charge of the CAF Confederation Cup match between Aduana stars FC ( Ghana) vs Asec Mimosa (Ivory cost ) to be played Acra Ghana.

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Ditlhokwe signs with SuperSport United

SuperSport United is pleased to announce the signing of Botswana international defender Thatayaone Ditlhokwe from Township Rollers on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

The 21-year-old helped the Gaborone giants to lift the Botswana Premier League in the 2018/19 season and was rewarded with a national team call up.

The Botswana international captain played an important role for his side in the 2019 COSAFA Cup in South Africa, where he helped the Zebras finish 2nd in the tournament losing to Zambia in the final.

Ditlhokwe said,” I am very happy to be here in this great team. The club has won a lot of trophies in the past and I want to be part of that winning environment and I am also looking forward to working with coach Kaitano Tembo. As a former player and current coach of the team, I think I can learn a lot from him and reward him for the faith he has put in signing me.”

Players agent Errol Dicks who confirmed that the player also had formal offers from Europe but chose to come to the PSL as his pathway of choice. Dicks said, “TT had interest from Europe, but he is young and has time on his side and as a first move out the country SuperSport is an ideal platform for him to shine in a team that is not afraid to play young players.”

The President of Township Rollers FC, Mr Jagdish Shah, “We are pleased to have added value to the career of Ditlhokwe, he has been a true role model to all his peers. We at Rollers pride ourselves in not standing in the way of our players furthering their development we take this opportunity to wish TT well in his future career.”

SuperSport CEO Stan Matthews added, “TT is a player we have tracked for some time and we feel he has a really bright future at SuperSport. We have had Botswana players here before like Dipsy Selolawane, Gabonamong, and Ngele and they all made an impact, so we are looking forward to TT helping us to win trophies and maintain a good league campaign.”

Source: SuperSport United

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