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Germany to support football develpment in Botswana

It is with great pleasure that Botswana Football Association would like to announce that the German government and Botswana government this afternoon (Tuesday 5th February 2019) officially signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the Botswana Football Association gain technical assistance that will allow the opportunity to for a highly skilled technical expect to come and assist Botswana with its current development program.

The German Federal Foreign Office has expressed its support for Botswana Football development plan engaging in a long-term football project in Botswana. The German expect is expected to arrive in Botswana at the end of February this year and will then be presented to the media.

The German technical expect will assist the association to cover education, talent identification and retention as well as other technical projects at BFA. The project is expected to take 2 years with an option to increase with a further two years

The BFA would like to thank the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport & Culture Development and Botswana National Olympic Committee for the support in facilitation, for this project to come to Botswana.

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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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