Every world-cup year an organization called Football for Friendship invites over 211 kids involved in football to come and form a bond of friendship and fair play that FIFA promotes. The goal of the programme is to cultivate in the younger generation important values and interest in a healthy lifestyle through football.
For the first time in 2018, Botswana will be represented. In March the Football Association carried out a competition to primary schools student to write an essay on why they love football, with the winner going to Russia to represent Botswana and be trained by FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP.
Ms Peo Charity Ogopote of Segoditshane Primary School won the essay competition. National under 17 vice-captain Kaone Kolagano has been selected to represent youth players and the technical part of the game.
We wish to formally congratulate and announce the two kids will travel to Russian on the 07th June to 18th June 2018 for the Football for friendship festivals and conference to represent Botswana.