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BFA Referees’ Division undergoes CAF assessors training course

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) Referees’ Division has joined their counterparts from the Confederations of African Football (CAF) and Confederation of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA), by attending a furtherance of a Virtual Masterclass Instructors workshops. The event, dubbed CAF Assessors’ training course is conducted by the COSAFA Referees Manager who is also a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Referees Committee and a FIFA Technical Instructor Felix Tangawarima and Alian Lim Kim Chong for all match officials in the COSAFA region respectively. 

There are five Botswana Technical Instructors who have been selected to undergo the 6-months drill as well as further train for the CAF assessor positions. The five include BFA referees manager, Phodiso Jonti Rasetshoga, the FUTURO 3 trained instructors; namely Dikarabo Ramadubu, Gaontebale Malete, Elijah Masitha and Yvonne Letota respectively. 

The selected joined other regional instructors in producing  teaching material  to be used for the COSAFA referees. The  online course is expected to enhance the knowledge of the instructors as well as help them to have a firm understanding of the game. 

The BFA Referees Manager, Rasetshoga has expressed excitement over the new development, hailing the project as a step in the right direction, as it aims to equip the match officials with the latest regulations that will further improve their match officiating duties and procedures.

 “This course will help us develop as the BFA referees’ department. It will also further help us translate our skills into practice from all the syllabuses we are learning together from our counterparts in the region, its progress we have long wanted, and it has come at the right time when there is no footballing action. The officials will have more time to put this into practice respectively,” said Rasetshoga.


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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