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The BFA judicial bodies inducted

GABORONE, Botswana, February 20, 2021/ — The Botswana Football Association (BFA) today (Saturday) inducted its judicial bodies as stipulated in the BFA Disciplinary Code, the Code of Ethics and the Arbitration Tribunal Regulations. The induction exercise took place at Travel Lodge in Gaborone.

The members of the BFA Judicial Bodies are elected by the BFA General Assembly in terms of Article 23.4. The current members were elected following the BFA Annual General Assembly on the 10th October 2020.

When directing the proceedings of the orientation; the Chairperson of Arbitration and Tribunal, Tshiamo Rantao, as a request from the BFA deliberated on several key judicial matters within the BFA constitution for familiarisation. These included the FIFA, CAF and COSAFA statutes, which Rantao noted will come in handy and be critical to the committee members to carry out their duties. He encouraged all the different committees to resolve football matters in the shortest period of time.

In closing the BFA acting CEO, Thabiso Kebonamang said as the secretariat and member of the judicial bodies, they will work closely to expedite delivery of various judgements on all matters related to football.

He noted that modern football is developing very fast hence the need for the BFA to have such governing entities in place in order to be able to develop and coordinate football.

“We have rules and regulations that govern football, and these can always be challenged. So, for us to be able to ensure compliance we need these governing bodies to insure there’s discipline and ethical behaviour hence today’s induction. In the event where they are any question marks, we also have the appeals committee to manage these. The ideal of course if for football to be played on the football pitch and nowhere else but we cannot run away from the fact that rules and regulations will always be challenged,” said Kebotsamang adding that, “as you’d appreciate very soon we’d be starting our football, and currently we’ve been dealing with ensuring that protocols are going to be followed as per the guidelines by the BNSC, and not it’s going to be the turn of the judiciary bodies as football resumes again.”

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The BFA Judicial Bodies include:

The Disciplinary Committee

  1. Onalethata Kambai  – Chairperson (present)
  2. Nondumiso Ntuli – Vice chairperson (present)
  3. Billy Sekgororoane – Member (present)
  4. Tumisang Hule – (absent)
  5. Phatshimo Mphetolang – (absent)

Ethics Committee

  1. Moreri Sebonego – Chairperson (present)
  2. Marang Morakaladi – Member (present)
  3. Mpho Garebatho – Member (present)
  4. David Mmui – BFA secretariat (present)
  5. Edwin Senai – member (absent)

Arbitration Tribunal

  1. Tshiamo Rantao – Chairperson (present)
  2. Pako Moakofhi – Secretary (present)
  3. Phazha Molebatsi – Member (absent)

Appeals Committee

  1. Terence Dambe – Chairperson (absent)
  2. Uyapo Ndadi – Vice chairperson (present)
  3. Simon Mmopi – Member (present)
  4. Tjiyapo Mokhosoa – Member (present)
  5. Fidelis Lekhao – Member (present)

*the committee members were marked either present or absent during the induction. Respective committees will debrief all their members who were absent.

The tenancy of the committee members will run for four years.

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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.

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“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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