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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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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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