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Botswana Boys National U/17 Team Selection Underway

The Botswana Boys National U-17 football Technical Team led by coach, Tebogo Mokute has started the process of rebuilding a formidable squad ahead of the upcoming African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 games slated for Lesotho in December 2021.
 
The first 35 players of the 70 players earmarked by Mokute reported for camp today (Friday, 23rd April 2021) at Lekidi Football Centre in Gaborone. Mokute looks to form a solid team as most of the 2020 U-17 players have morphed into the national U-20 team.

Health officials at BFA headquarters, Lekidi Football Centre in Gaborone

 
The 35 players are from the southern regions and are expected to spend three days with the technical team, who have an arduous task of selecting the best players from the copious group.
 
Prior to todayโ€™s camp, all players were tested for COVID-19 and results are expected later today.
On Tuesday, 27 April 2021, coach Mokute will welcome yet another batch of 35 players from the Northern regions who will subsequently spend three days undergoing a rigorous selection process.
 
Following the final selection, Mokute will then hold a two-weeks camp and start working on building a solid team to represent Botswana at the upcoming tournaments and other regional games.
 
โ€œAll the players who were part of the U-17 have graduated, so basically the 70 players selected is to help us get good players from this pool and prepare a team for the Region 5/COSAFA tournament in December and we are also eyeing the next U-17 AFCON finals. Even the age group of the players is based on the criterion of these tournaments respectively,โ€ said Mokute.
The first five days will see the technical team selecting a strong side who will then go into a full camp to find rhythm in the squad.

Health officials at BFA headquarters, Lekidi Football Centre in Gaborone

 
Mokute also highlighted that the 70 players invited for selection are from the Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) and Botswana Primary School Association (BOPSA) structures, including the Elite youth league structures.

  • Health officials at BFA headquarters, Lekidi Football Centre in Gaborone

  • Health officials at BFA headquarters, Lekidi Football Centre in Gaborone

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The CAF Pan-African Schools Football Championship is an intercontinental schools soccer tournament for both boys and girls focusing on youth participation in the growth and development to shape future leaders.
 
This yearโ€™s CAF PAN AFRICAN SCHOOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 1st edition-season 2022/23 commence today (August 5th to the 7th August 2022)
 
Its objective is to promote and develop the educational, cultural, and humanitarian aspects of organized football in Africa by implementing youth programmes.
 
The competition is open to young students (girls and boys) aged 13 to 15 years, regularly attending school that has signed with the BFA and whose schools have been selected according to criteria set by CAF.
 
๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌ:
 
๐Œ๐š๐จ๐ค๐š ๐‰๐’๐’
๐๐ž๐ค๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ง๐ž ๐‰๐’๐’
๐Œ๐ฆ๐š๐ฉ๐ก๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š ๐‰๐’๐’
๐‘๐š๐๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž ๐‰๐’๐’
๐๐š๐ง๐จ๐ ๐š๐ง๐  ๐‰๐’๐’
๐™๐ฐ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ฆ๐›๐ž ๐‰๐’๐’
๐’๐ž๐ค๐ ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž ๐‰๐’๐’
๐“๐ก๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ ๐š ๐‰๐’๐’
๐๐จ๐ค๐š๐ฆ๐จ๐ฌ๐จ ๐‰๐’๐’
๐Œ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ฆ๐จ ๐‰๐’๐’
 
Selected teams are part of the entire edition of the Pan-African School Football Championship, organized during the 2022/2023 season and will take place in three phases:
 
I. The National Phase from March to July 2022
II. The Zonal Phase from September to December 2022
III. The Continental Phase from March to July 2023
 
The games will be played at the Lekidi Football Centre grounds from 0800 to 1700 hours.

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