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Scouting for U17 & U20 will begin in Maun

Botswana Football Association is set to scout players in the Maun as part of an excise to identify new talent that can be developed .

Players born in the year 2001 and 2004 will be scouted for the National Under 17 and under 20 teams Coaches Tebogo Mokute (U-17) & Rapelang Tsatsilebe (U20) will work together to identify players. The coaches are set to go around the country with the help of regions to identify players with the talent to brake through to the national junior teams.

Botswana Football Association technical Director Serame Letsoaka say it is important that kids across the country are given a chance to play for the National junior teams and says it’s key to identify teams as early as possible to help teams and coaches prepare and develop as a unit.

The talent identification process will beggin this weekend (Saturday 9th to Sunday 10th March 2019) in Maun.

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Five-a-side league kicks off

Botswana Football Association technical department on Saturday 2nd March kick-started a pilot project 5 aside league in Kasane. The league which has 10 teams is aimed at keeping the young players of Under 20 level active where they are unable to have full leagues. The project will touch Lobatse, Gantsi, Tsabong and Letlhakane, with kickoff for the Boteti region set for Saturday 09th March 2019.

The five-a-side leagues in every area will have 10 woman’s teams and boys teams to keep the players active and help in increasing the number of players in these regions. Woman’s desk officer Barobi Ngwako has highlighted that some regions have strangled in having good numbers for the woman’s game and hence why this was a good alternative to help give the woman a playing chance and also keep players active. Ngwako highlighted that she hoped this will create an entrest on the girl child for football. Woman’s 5aside league in Lobatse was launched on Saturday 2nd March 2019 and will also be rolled to the above-mentioned areas.

Technical director Serame Letsoaka says this league will be important in areas that do not have elite youth league and help in identifying talent for the 11 aside games. The leagues will run for this year and later be evaluated to see the impact they have on the growth of players and the game as a whole.

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