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FA Cup launched

TODAY, Botswana Football Association launched the 2018/19 FA Cup. The sponsorship will be P12.6 million over 3 seasons, and the tournament will begin in 2019 January.

48 teams will play the tournament. Top 8 from First Division South and North, 16 Teams that qualified for Divisional Football Play-Offs & 16 teams from the previous Premier League season.

The tournament prize money breakdown looks at rewarding all teams that participate in the tournament.

Champions: P700,000
Runners Up: P350,000

Semi-Finalists: 150,000 each

Quarterfinalists: 60,000 each
Last 16: P25,000 each
2nd Round: P10,000 each
1st Round: P5,000 each

A date for the draw is set to be announced before the Christmas break and the tournament is set to kick off in January.

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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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