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BFA Acting Technical Director IWD Message

BFA Acting Technical Director, Dr. Carolin Braun International Womens Day Message

We need more female role models in decision-making positions. The more diversity in a group, the more success.
‘Choose To Challenge. From challenge comes change’ (UN campaign). Especially in a time, in which Gender Based Violence is increasing again, we need to challenge for a change. Let us celebrate women’s rights and achievements. Raise awareness against bias and take action for equality. Every day, not only today.

Women’s Football has grown in Botswana and national teams made history. All who actively supported this change can be proud. But now more than ever, we need to continuously work together, because it is still a long way to go. Sustainability is needed in our leagues, teams and in talent identification and development. And this implies players as well as coaches.

We need to create equal opportunities and support more females in leadership positions. Girls and women need to understand, that they can achieve everything in life and in football. The modern #GenerationEquality needs role models from all industries, politics and especially from sport and football. Football needs both, the female and the male perspective. The more diversity and different perspectives in a group (e.g. gender, age, religion or personal background), the more success. Independent if it is a coaching team, the executive board or the management of an association.



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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