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Women’s Senior Team off to South Africa

The Botswana women’s senior national team left for Johannesburg, South Africa this afternoon at Lekidi Football Centre where they are expected to play a friendly match against archrivals, Banyana Banyana. Their calendar opens ahead with a mammoth task of competing in the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualifiers that start in June 2021, where they will face our neighbors in the west, Namibia in the first round.
 
Coach Gaolethoo Nkutlwisang is using the friendlies ahead of the June’s first round of the qualifiers to sharpen her squad.
Relying on their triumphs and exceptional performances, the team would have to play four matches to reach the coveted African spectacle which will be played in Morocco next year, 2022.
 
 
The BFA traveling entourage include,
 
GOALKEEPERS
Sedilame G. Bosija
Lesego Gloria Moeng
Bame Mokime
Refilwe Mimi Tshambani
 
DEFENDERS
Veronica Mogotsi
Tshegofatso Nomsa Mosotho
Lone Gaofetoge
Keitumetse Dithebe
Annah Nametso Sechane
Nancy Baeletsi
Nondi Mahlasela
Bonang Otlhagile
Masego Montsho
 
MIDFIELDERS
Goitsemang Tlamma
Kesegofetse Mochawe
Selebatso Golebaone
Lesego D. Radiakanyo
Leano Atang Busang
Esalenna Galekhutle
Segakolodi Didukanyane
Masego Nfandiso
 
STRIKERS
Leungo Senwelo
Ontlametse Gaonyadiwe
Nolofatso Mamela
Refilwe Tebogo Tholakele
 
 
The rest of the delegation include Lobito Ncube (Head of Delegation), Dr. Carolin Braun (Technical Advisor), Gaolethoo Nkutlwisang (Coach), Tapaphiwa Tracy Marumo (Goalkeeper Coach), Pinkie Segakise (Welfare Manager), Merero Marama Ntshese (Team Doctor), Thapelo Jacob (Kit Manager), Kaunda Motshabi (Driver), Morake Lengwadibe (Media Officer)

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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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