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Ramothwa open two FIFA courses

Yesterday, The Botswana Football Association Vice President Segolame Ramothwa officially opened two FIFA member association courses, one being the Young Referees and the second being the FIFA grassroots coaching course.

The Vice President of the Football Association has highlighted that it is important for the Association to facilitate skills development in order to see the ambitious BFA development plan take course. Mr Ramothwa asked the participants to remain true to serving football to ensure we produce the best football officials to expand Botswana’s Football growth.

The Vice President has highlighted to the Young Referees course participants that they are key stakeholders and players in a game, he asked them to be honest hard working individuals and they will see their growth as in refereeing the is a great need, to be honest and loyal to the spirit of fair play.

The courses will run from 26th November to 30th November 2018 and will be facilitated by FIFA instructed Gaontebale Malete for referees and Mr Ulric Mathiot for the coaches.

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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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