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Referees complete FIFA course

Botswana Elite Referees have been advised to be disciplined and give football integrity as they completed a week-long FIFA elite referees course. When closing the course  BFA first Vice President Segolame Ramothwa said the referees are an Integral part of the game and hence why the Association found it fit to improve their skills and facilitate for local referees to be exposed to international training.

The course Instructor Felix Tangawarima praised Botswana for having youthful referees and edged the Association to keep producing more referees. The 34 referees went through a physical test as well as theory and practical training, which Mr Tangawarima believes they excelled on all fronts.

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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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