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In the Matter Between Notwane, BFA NEC & BPL

In The Matter Between Notwane Fc (Applicant) And The Bfa Nec (Respondent), Bpl (interested party)

In the urgent application matter that was brought before the Botswana Football Association Disciplinary Committee by Notwane Football Club against the BFA National Executive Committee as respondent and the Botswana Premier League as interested party which matter was heard on the 09th August 2018, the Disciplinary Committee (DC) heard both the issue of jurisdiction and merits of the application, and came to the following conclusion:

  1. That the Committee has no jurisdiction on the matter that was brought before it;
  2. That even if the Committee was to be found to have erred in coming to the conclusion that it does not have jurisdiction on the matter, the application will still fail on merits as the applicant had failed to advance convincing reasons sufficient and compelling to enable the committee to rule in the Applicant’s favour;

Based on the above, the plea by Notwane Football Club that they be invited to the BFA Annual General Assembly to be held on the 11th August 2018 by virtue of having gained automatic promotion to the Premier League was dismissed.

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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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