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Hectic Women’s Team schedule

The Women’s National Team will have a hectic schedule in the next few weeks. The team is scheduled to compete at the 2019 COSAFA Women’s Challenge in Port Elizabeth from 31st July to 11th August 2019. They are also scheduled to travel to Slovakia for a two-week-long training camp from the 4-14th August 2019, where they will play several friendly games when in Slovakia.

The Botswana Football Association has taken into consideration this schedule and through consultation with the technical team, has appointed National Under-20 Coach Jacqueline Gaboinelwe to lead the national team in the absence of coach Gaoletlhoo Nkutusang. Nkutusang will be in Slovakia with other members of the team preparing for the 2020 Olympic qualifier game. Gaebolae will step up to guide the team to the championships.

The two COSAFA championships will be important for the National team structures to give younger players and the coaches a platform to grow and earn their stripes in the women’s game.

Coach Gaoletlhoo Nkutusang has edged all player who will be selected for COSAFA to perform to their level best as she will be watching to improve the strength of the team that she will go to Slovakia with and ultimately the team that will play the 2020 Olympic qualifier with.

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BFA GRANTS AMROUCHE LEAVE OF ABSENCE

GABORONE, Botswana – Following the request by Senior National Team Coach, Adel Amrouche for leave of absence to attend to a personal matter, the Botswana Football Association (BFA) wishes to inform the public that he has been granted the leave with immediate effect.

Since the COSAFA tournament is the last competitive tournament for the Zebras in the immediate future, the BFA amicably resolved to release Amrouche. The affairs of the National team in preparation for the tournament, set to take place in Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa from 7-18 July 2021 shall be handed over to Letang Kgengwenyane.

“The BFA understands and supports Mr. Amrouche’s situation and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours,” said BFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Goabaone G. Taylor.

Amrouche took over as the Zebras head coach in August 2019 on a two-year deal. After weeks of engaging with the coach over his future, an agreement was reached not to extend his contract.

Adel Amrouche

“Amrouche has been Zebras head coach since August 2019, and his leadership during that time was important to our successful development and international exposure of our players,” added Taylor.

“We appreciate all that Amrouche has done to build a disciplined team. He has always had a thorough understanding of what it takes to be a successful team and has done his best to mentor his players accordingly,” concluded Taylor.

Amrouche has since expressed gratitude towards the BFA for the opportunity.
“I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity to lead the Zebras over the last two years. I leave having picked up quite a number of valuable lessons that will be necessary in the journey ahead. I wish the Zebras success in future competitions,” Amrouche said in statement recently.

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