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Orange FA Cup Rules & Regulations

*2018/19 Edition

The Orange FA Cup is an official competition of the Botswana Football Association. It is a knockout competition with the finals thereof played on a date and at a venue determined by the BFA and the sponsor. The competition is sponsored by Orange Botswana (Pty) Ltd.

Below are the Rules & Regulations;

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Club Licensing Sanctions – 2019

DATE OF COMMENCEMENT:  1st July 2019

The Club Licensing sanctions are an addendum to the existing Club Licensing Regulations. In terms of the BFA Club Licensing Manual, there has to be sanctions which have to be applicable to those who are found to have contravened the regulations (“Offender”).

The following shall be applicable to all clubs in the Premier League in addition to the existing club licensing regulations:

  1. Failure to maintain at least one active youth team
    • This shall attract a fine of 00 (Five Thousand Pula), and the offender shall be given a final grace period of 60 (Sixty) days to assemble the team,
    • Thereafter this will attract an automatic deduction of 6 (six) points upon expiry of the deadline.
  2. Failure to maintain and operate an office
    • This shall attract a fine of 00 (Two Thousand Pula) and the offender shall be given a final grace period of 30 (Thirty) days to operate an office,
    • Thereafter this will attract an automatic deduction of 6 (six) points upon expiry of the deadline.
  3. Overdue payables
    • For overdue payables, the sanctions shall be according to the table below.
    • Amount Due (BWP) Respective Fine (BWP) Points To Deduct Deadline To Pay Registration Ban (Only Player Creditors)
      0 – 10 000       1000 3 30 0
      10 001 -20.000 2 000 3 30
      20 001 – 50 000 3 000 3 30
      50 001 – 75 000 4 000 6 30
      75 001 – 100 000 5 000 6 30
      100 001 – 250 000 6 000 6 30 1
      250 001 – 500 000 7 000 6 60 2
      500 001 and above 8 000 6 60
  4. For persistent infringements of the Club Licensing Manual, the First Instance Body may withdraw the license.
  5. Clubs denied license and/or having the license withdrawn during the course of the season shall relegate to the Regional First Division League in the subsequent season.

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