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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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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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