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National U17 Women Updates

This National Under 17 women’s Team reported to camp on the 17th November 2017 in preparations for their FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Uruguay 2018 first leg game against their South African counterparts to be held at the Lobatse Sports Complex on December 1st and the return leg will be on the 15th December 2017.

The Botswana Football Association has continued its celebration with the Town of Lobatse as they grow 120 years old by making the game FREE FOR ALL.

Team Coach Odirile ‘CHAINA’ Matlhaku has 24 players in camp and has continued to drill the team ahead of this important game. The team had their first training session at Lobatse sports complex on Monday 27th November 2017 until Wednesday 29th November 2017. The Team will today(Tuesday ) play a friendly match against Botswana Games women Team Lobatse.

Coach Odirile ‘CHAINA’ Mathaku   will trim his squad to 18 players, who will take part in the game at a press conference set for Thursday 30th November 2017.  The Association also wishes to inform members of the media and public that National team Jerseys are currently on sale at P350.00 each and can be purchased at Botswana Football Association head office.

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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.

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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