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BFA announces an Exciting Charter of Developments

The President of Botswana Football Association Mr Maclean Letshwiti shared his vision for the BFA in the upcoming months.

The BFA, under the trusted astute leadership of Mr Maclean Letshwiti, places corporate governance and professionalism at a high premium and therefore we wish to emphasise that the principles of accountability, fairness, responsibility and transparency will be placed at the centre of all projects undertaken by the association. It is therefore also a priority of the association to share our vision.

  • The BFA in conjunction with FIFA (the world governing body of football) has formally reviewed all internal structures and amended the BFA constitution and existing handbooks to ensure FIFA Compliance. The formalising of club licensing is at the core of this project ensuring Good Corporate Governance in line with the FIFA Statutes.
  • It is also of utmost importance for the BFA to ensure that youth development is prioritised. There are exciting projects currently underway that will not only benefit the youth of the country but will also positively influence the quality of football in future generations.
  • For football to grow in Botswana, it is crucial for the BFA to continue on its path of commercialising football. The BFA will ensure that the economic benefits associated with professional football is effectively utilised and benefits all structures under the BFA’s auspices. The BFA is making significant strides in obtaining additional revenue streams and wishes to ensure the footballing fraternity that these funds will be managed by the association in line with Good Corporate Governance.

The future is bright, we need patience and support of all stakeholder to ensure our responsibility as custodians of football in Botswana is achieved…Watch this space for continual updates.

 

 

 

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COSAFA and LaLiga Instructors’ Masterclass gets underway

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) Technical Division led by Acting Technical Director, Dr. Carolin Braun today (Wednesday) joined their counterparts from the COSAFA region in a virtual Instructors Masterclass powered by COSAFA in partnership with LaLiga. The BFA participants include Alex Malete, Duncan Tshegofatso, Kaelo Kaelo, Jaqueline Gaboinelwe and Barobi Ngwako.

COSAFA and La Liga seek to improve football in the region with this exciting project where they look to equip regional instructors with training methods, academy structure, player development path, game model and overall, how to make a good instructor.

BFA acting TD Dr. Carolin Braun

The course is a pilot program which kickstarted its first of the two sessions beginning April 21st, 2021 and the second took place today, Wednesday May 5th, 2021.  The BFA Acting Technical Director, Dr. Carolin Braun was today jubilant that all participants from the Botswana FA will be able to harness their skills for the betterment of the BFA development structures.

She further highlighted that the courses come at the right time when the entire football system is regenerating for the future. Dr. Braun was also confident that the BFA has chosen capable individuals who have made a commitment to take the lessons and safeguard the country’s footballing prospects. 

BFA Women development officer, Barobi Ngwako

The first day of the course was manned by Juan Florit – Head of LaLiga Football Projects and Andoni Bombín – Head of Methodology at Athletic Club, while today’s session was led by Saul Vazquez – Football Projects Specialist and Carlos Casal – Football Projects Coordinator, respectively.

 

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