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BFA take part CAF’s new reforms

The Botswana Football Association President Mr Maclean Letshwiti and the Secretary General, Mr Ookeditse Malesu, as well as National Executive Committee member (Head of Technical), Mr Masego Ntshingane on Monday returned home from the CAF Extra Ordinary Meeting and CAF Symposium that was held in Rabat, Morocco.

The CAF Extraordinary General Assembly was held in Rabbat, Morocco on the 21st July 2017.  At the meeting, CAF adoption by a large majority (50 votes for and 3 abstentions) for amendment to the organization’s statutes, a meeting of the Executive Committee was convened by CAF President Ahmad. This was in order to implement some of the new statutory provisions.

1.    Fouzi Lekjaa, a member of the CAF Executive Committee was appointed 3rd CAF Vice President. The latter, also President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, retains the post of President of the Finance Committee.

2.    The number of CAF Standing Committees has been reduced from 19 to 11.

3.     The Judicial and Compliance bodies whose presidents are to be elected by the General Assembly have been expanded with the creation of a Governance Committee.

4.    The CAF Executive Committee also appointed president and vice presidents of the Standing committees, whose members will be appointed in the near future.

5.    Organizing Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations;
President: Amaju Pinnick
Vice Presidents: Danny Jordaan
                           Philip Chiyangwa (President, Southern Zone)

6.     Organizing Committee for the African Nations Championship
President: Musa Bility
Vice Presidents: Rui Da Costa
                           Wadie Jary (President, North Zone)

7.     Organizing Committee for Inter-Club Competitions and Management of Club Licensing System
President: Tarek Bouchamaoui
Vice President: Ahmed Yahyia
                         Mutassim Gaafar (President, Central-East Zone)

8.     Organizing Committee for Youth Africa Cup of Nations (U-17, U-20, U-23)
President: Danny Jordaan
Vice President: Almamy Kabele Camara
 Edouard Ngaissona (President, Central Zone)

9.     Organizing Committee for Women’s Football
President: Isha Johanssen
Vice President: Lydia Nsekera

10.     Committee for development of Futsal and Beach Soccer
President: Moses Magogo
Vice President: Wadie Jary (President, North Zone)

11.     Referees Committee
President: Suleiman Waberi
Vice President: Lim Kee-Chong

12.     Committee on Legal Affairs and National Associations
President: Ahmed Yahyia
Vice Presidents: Augustin Senghor (President, Zone West A)
                           Hani Abo Rida

13.     Medical Committee
President: Adoum Djibrine
Vice President: Yacine Zerguini

14.     Technical and Development Committee
President: Kalusha Bwalya
Vice President: Leodegar Tenga

15.     The CAF Executive Committee also approved the CAF President’s proposal to appoint Amaju Pinnick as a member of the Emergency Committee. This follows the enlargement of this structure which is induced by the statutory reform with the creation of the post of 3rd Vice President, who also happens to be the president of the Finance Committee.

16.    Another major point of the reform of the statutes, which led to the enlargement of the CAF Executive Committee, is that African members of the FIFA Council are full members of the CAF Executive Committee, with voting rights.

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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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