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COSAFA and Laliga inducts Botswana coaches

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) Technical Division is delighted to receive an invitation where coaches of local national teams have been selected to undergo training courtesy of the COSAFA in partnership with LaLiga. The moment of joy comes from the fact that LaLiga will this week be sharing its footballexpertise and technical know-how with coaches in the COSAFA region, including Botswana.

In the training, there will also be guests from Ethiopia in the coming weeks with a series of virtual workshops for both male and female tacticians. The BFA team is led by acting Technical Director, Dr. Carolin Braun, including other national team coaches among them Letang Kgangwenyane(Senior men’s team), Jaqueline Lorato Gaboinelwe(Under-20 girls), Marumo Tracey Taphaphiwa(Under-17 girls) and Gaoletlhoo Nkutlwisang (Senior women’s team).

The course will be run by Andoni Bombin Garrido, Chief of Methodology of the Athletic Bilboa Club. The virtual training will see participants being drilled on training exercises, yearly and weekly planning, as well as insights into the philosophy of the club, player’s pathways, and club identity.

The pilot program kicked off yesterday (Wednesday) 28th April with the second session planned for May 12th.  The club sessions are expected to help all coaches to better plan their training session, goal setting, yearly plan as well as developing a club philosophy. BFA Acting T.D, Dr. Carolin Braun said she was incredibly happy that the online course has been extended to the Botswana FA.

COSAFA Secretary General, Sue Destombes

“It’s a first up-skilling coaching course between COSAFA and LaLiga. COSAFA TDs have been working together to make this first step and its now happening. Going forward, we hope to create a more long-term approach. In the future, it would be very beneficial to have such courses for a larger number of participants from Botswana to assist especially club coaches. It is also an eye-opener for our participants to see, how a professional is expected to operate in line with European standards,” said Dr Braun.

Meanwhile, the COSAFA Secretary General, Sue Destombes said, “We are delighted that LaLiga will share their expertise with our coaches across the region and recognise that this is a magnificent opportunity for those taking part to learn from the very best.”

 

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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.

TRAINING SCHEDULE – FIRST DIVISION NORTH, EASTERN & NOTHERN BLOCKS

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

TRAINING SCHEDULE – FIRST DIVISION SOUTH, WESTERN & SOUTHERN BLOCKS

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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