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Letshwiti, Motlogelwa Join Other African Football Leaders at CAF Elective Congress

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) President, Maclean Letshwiti accompanied by his Vice President 1, Marshlow Motlogelwa will travel to Rabat, Morocco to attend the Confederation of African Football (CAF) elective congress, where South African mining magnate and Mamelodi Sundowns supremo, Patrice Motsepe is set to become CAF President unopposed.
Letshwiti is also seeking to become an executive committee member of CAF, at the much-anticipated Elective Congress slated for Friday, March 12, 2021 in Rabat, Morocco.
Speaking from Doha, Qatar this morning, the BFA President, Maclean Letshwiti said he looks forward to a free and fair elective congress where football will be a unifying factor.
“Earlier this year, I announced my candidacy for CFA EXCO member COSAFA region. This is my first time running for the position, and now more than ever, I think it’s time…it’s time to bring in new ideas, new faces, progressive thinking, and most importantly, progressive action. We need to run football like we run businesses. Only then will everyone benefit accordingly,” said Letshwiti.

BFA VP1, Marshlow Motlogelwa who is expected to leave the country this afternoon at 1430hrs acknowledged his Moroccoan counterparts at the Morocco Football Association for assisting the BFA delegation secure travel visas to the north African country.

“We have a mutual understanding with the Morocco FA, and they have been very helpful in securing our visas. We are COVID-19 free and shall abide by the health protocols to remain healthy. It’s a two-man delegation to the CAF elective congress where our president is seeking to be elected and we are confident through his leadership and our campaign thus far that we will have a seat in the CAF executive committee,” said Motlogelwa.

The BFA president Letshwiti is seeking a seat in the CAF executive committee representing the COSAFA bloc which is allocated two seats.

Meanwhile, Motsepe is expected to start his tenure as CAF presidency after his opponents voluntarily and mutually chose to withdraw their candidature. Motsepe will withdraw his role as Mamelodi Sundowns FC President to devote himself body and soul to his new position. The first year of his presidency would be devoted to visiting all the presidents of federations on the continent to ask them what their priorities are.

Motsepe’s programme, which is based around 10 objectives include introducing video assistant referees, better TV broadcasting of African matches and building at least one stadium according to FIFA standards in each country.

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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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