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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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Diamond Zebras & Young Zebras to play friendly matches

Botswana Junior National Teams under-17 (Diamond Zebras) and the under-20 (Young Zebras) will this weekend of 23rd – 25th August 2019 report to camp. The two teams will play friendly matches against Eswatini U17 & U20 boys on the 24th and 25th August 2019.

The games will be used to give the two teams international match practice. For his part, Diamond Zebras coach Tebogo Mokute says his charges will benefit greatly from the games as they have worked on different approaches and tactics in recent months and he is positive the team understands his vision.

Mokute will lead the Diamond Zebras to the 2019 COSAFA championships to be staged in Malawi from the 25th September to the 5th October 2019. The under-20 team under the tutelage of Raizor Tsatsilebe will find the games important as they have also started preparations for the 2019 COSAFA championship scheduled for December 2019 in Zambia.

Eswatini is expected to arrive in Botswana on Friday evening with games set to be played at Lekidi grounds. On Saturday 1600hrs and 0900hrs kick off on Sunday morning before the boys from the Kingdom of Eswatini return home.

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