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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.”




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 year’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.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐬:
𝐌𝐚𝐨𝐤𝐚 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐏𝐞𝐤𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐧𝐞 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐌𝐦𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐮𝐥𝐚 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐑𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐞 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐍𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐙𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐞 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐒𝐞𝐤𝐠𝐞𝐥𝐞 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐚 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐁𝐨𝐤𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐨 𝐉𝐒𝐒
𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐨 𝐉𝐒𝐒
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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