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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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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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