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BFA holds FIFA approved and funded Administration and Management Course for Gaborone Regional FA

In a continued effort to ensure professionalism, good governance and compliance in local football, the Botswana Football Association (BFA) is hosting a FIFA approved and funded programme dubbed Administration and Management Course, under the theme ‘Operation Time for Change’ at Tlotlo Conference Centre in Gaborone.
A welcome and refreshing undertaking, the 5-day FIFA approved and funded programme, which opened on Monday, April 12th – 16th, is intended to achieve a renewal in terms of how football is managed at all levels throughout the country, facilitated by FIFA instructor and consultant, Ashford Mamelodi of Mamelodi Consulting. The first phase of the programme namely, full Administration and Management course will see all the 17 Regional Structures of the BFA around the country taking part, and to get the wheels oiled and in motion, the BFA delivered the 14th programme on Monday 12th – 16th April with the Gaborone region.
The objectives of the programme include the empowerment of leaders, both Regional Structures and Clubs, on the management of the game; engaging participants on the importance of Stakeholder management, as well as identifying for further training prospective national course instructors in Administration and Management, with a view that once qualified, they will continue to train up and coming Administrators in the Regions on football administration. Furthermore, the programme seeks to engage regional Associations to transform into nerve centres of football development in their respective Regions.
The Administration and Management programme further seeks to provide lectures with skills in leadership, good governance, planning, communication, managing change and conflict management. The BFA expects that after this engagement, the Regional Structures will be fully equipped and be more pro-active in their management of football in the Regions and Clubs.

BFA NEC Member Alec Fela

It is further expected that they will be strong stakeholder management who include Local Authorities such as the office of the District Commissioner, District Councils and Tribal Authorities.It is also expected henceforth that Regional Structures and Clubs will communicate more often with all stakeholders, as well as refining how they approach commercial partners or sponsors.
“The BFA expects after the Operation Time for Change programme, football will not only have a new lease in life but will be better organized and better structured to full address future growth of football throughout the country. It is expected that in future when an impact assessment is done, they will also be a marked improvement on the performance of the national teams.”

Ashford Mamelodi of Mamelodi Consulting

From Gaborone, the Operation Time for Change programme will head out to the Kgatleng Regional FA, from April 26th – 30th, and call it a wrap in Palapye from 10th – 14th May 2021 with the Central/North Regional FA (Serowe). Meanwhile, the BFA President, Maclean Letshwiti is expected to close the ongoing Gaborone City Regional Football Association engagement this Friday, April 16, 2021 at Tlotlo Conference Centre.



GABORONE, Botswana – The Botswana Football Association (BFA) Medical Committee has embarked on the training of compliance officers as per the Return to Play guidelines. The training,  which kicks off today, 24th June with the FRAFA in Francistown will cover all teams in BFA regions being BFL, First Divisions, RFAs leagues as well as the women’s league, and will conclude on July 4 with Tsabong RFA in Tsabong.  

Just recently, the Medical Committee chaired by Dr. Lone Bogwasi hosted a two-day Return to Play workshop aimed at ensuring that a considerable level of set health precautions is always upheld and to support all teams in the BFA structures, making sure they are capacitated, speak one language of ‘hygiene, prevention and prompt recognition’.

“The medical profession and the country will look onto us and football to ensure outmost safety of the players during their engagement in footballing activities. A multi-disciplinary approach is needed in our engagement to ensure a holistic approach to caring for the athlete to enable a conducive environment for them to excel,” said Dr. Lone Bogwasi recently.

The committee further seeks to identify areas of need by the football association as well as develop policies regarding sports medical matters locally, amongst them, aspects of sports medicine, nutrition, psychology, sports science including continuous education and research which are part of the evolving field of football medicine.

The BFA Medical Committee include Mpho Bogopa, Dr. Monkgogi Thakgathi, Aldrin Majaye, Kitso Dlamini, Golekanye Morutwa, Kaelo Kgosieyang, Dr. Mwamba Nsebula, Tshepo Makete and Tiroyaone Otimile, and is chaired by Dr. Lone Bagwasi.

“We wish to inform you that through the Medical Committee, we will be embarking on the training of compliance officers as per the Return to Play guidelines. You are therefore requested to invite one medical personnel from each team in your region to attend the workshop. You are further requested to source venue for the workshop as per the training schedule below,” said the BFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Goabaone G. Taylor today.

“The trainings will be conducted by members of the BFA Medical Committee. You are therefore requested to liaise with the Office of the General Manager, Football Operations and the Regional Coordinator for purposes of coordination of the workshop,” added Taylor.


24th June – FRAFA – Francistown

25th June – Selibe- Phikwe RFA – Selibe Phikwe

26th June – Tswapong, CNRFA & CSRFA – Palapye

27 June – Boteti RFA – Letlhakane

29th June – Nhabe – Maun

3rd July – Chobe – Kasane


29th June – Gaborone City RFA – Gaborone

30th June – BFL, 1st Div. South & SERFA – Gaborone

1st July – SORFA – Kanye

2nd July – Kgatleng RFA – Rasesa

2nd July –  Gantsi RFA – Gantsi

3rd July – Kang & Hukuntsi RFAs – Kang

3rd July – Kweneng RFA – Molepolole

4th July – Tsabong RFA – Tsabong

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