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The Best FIFA Football Awards

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 were held on 9 January 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. The Best FIFA Football Awards are the annual recognitions awarded by FIFA to several individuals across different categories, including: Best eleven players of the year, known as FIFPro World XI (awards goalkeeper, defenders, midfielders, strikers), FIFA World Coach of the Year for men’s and for women’s football, best female player of the year, best male player of the year, and best goal of the year (known as FIFA Puskás Award).  Here they are;

The Best FIFA Men’s Player: Cristiano Ronaldo
The Best FIFA Women’s Player: Carli Lloyd
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach: Claudio Ranieri
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach: Silvia Neid
Fair Play Award: Dr Carlos de La Cuesta

FIFA FIFPro World 11
Manuel Neuer
Dani Alves
Gerard Pique
Sergio Ramos
Marcelo
Luka Modric
Toni Kroos
Andres Iniesta
Lionel Messi
Luis Suarez
Cristiano Ronaldo.

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BFA GRANTS AMROUCHE LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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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