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FA Cup returns

Botswana Football Association and Orange Botswana will on Wednesday 23rd January, make a first round draw of the Orange FA cup.

The FA cup makes a return to football circles after a 6-year absence due to the lack of a sponsor for the exciting Football Association competition. The competition will see regional champions, first division and premier league teams battle it out for the championship.

The 2018/19 Orange FA cup will feature 48 teams. That is:

a) 16 Premier League Teams;
b) 16 First Division teams (Top 8 from First Division north and south respectively)
c) 16 teams from the region (regional champions)

This will be based on season 2017/18 league standings.

Tomorrow’s draw will see first division teams & regional champions pitted against each other.

The 48 teams that will compete in this edition of the FA Cup.

1. WHITE DIAMONDS
2. KAZUNGULA FIGHTERS
3. ELEVEN ANGELS
4. MAUN UNITED TERRORS
5. BLUE STARS SC
6. MOTAUNG YOUNG FIGHTERS FC
7. SAND DIAMONDS FC
8. KING RODGERS SC
9. HOLY GHOST
10. ATLANTA CHIEFS
11. DIGODI
12. JWANENG FIGHTERS
13. TSA BOTLHE FC
14. SANTA GREEN
15. PEACE MAKERS
16. PALAPYE ALL STARS
17. BR HIGHLANDERS FC
18. SUA FLAMENGO FC
19. MOTLAKASE POWER DYNAMOS
20. MORUPULE WANDERERS FC
21. GREEN LOVERS FC
22. NICO UNITED FC
23. CALENDAR STARS FC
24. GREAT NORTH TIGERR FC
25. NOTWANE FC
26. PRISONS XI SC
27. MOGODITSHANE FIGHTERS
28. BROADHURST UNITED FC
29. BLACK PERIL FC
30. BLACK RANGERS FC
31. RED SPARKS FC
32. MOCHUDI ROVERS FC

Premier League teams

33. TOWNSHIP ROLLERS FC
34. JWANENG GALAXY FC
35. ORAPA UNITED FC
36. MISCELLANEOUS SC
37. GABORONE UNITED SC
38. BDF XI
39. SHARPS SHOOTING STARS
40. BLACK FOREST FC
41. GILPORT LIONS
42. FLAMENGO SANTOS
43. TAFIC FC
44. POLICE XI
45. MOCHUDI CENTRE CHIEFS FC
46. SECURITY SYSTEMS
47. SANKOYO BUSH BUCKS
48. EXTENSION GUNNERS

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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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