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BFA Sends Condolences to Family of Bhamjee

We have received the news with shock of the death of Mr. Ishmael Bhamjee who passed on today (Friday) midday. Mr. Bhamjee will be laid to rest later today.

He served as the BFA president from 1991 to 1995 and 1997 to 2000. Mr. Bhamjee was also COSAFA President, CAF Executive member, as well as FIFA Executive member.

During his days, the late Bhamjee also helped the South African FA to get their act back together after the apartheid boycott. He is also a former FIFA referee.

Outside football, in the 90s, the Botswana Badminton Association (BBA) was formed under the chairmanship of Ishmael Bhamjee. BBA is affiliated to BNSC, Africa Badminton  Federation and the International Badminton Federation.

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) wishes to express its condolences to the bereaved Bhamjee family and the entire football family of Botswana.

The death of Mr. Ishmael Bhamjee is a great loss to African Football. Please, accept once again our heartfelt condolences.

Yours faithfully,

Botswana Football 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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