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Holding of Annual General Assemblies suspened

GABORONE, BOTSWANA – The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has suspended with immediate effect the holding of Regional and Women Football Annual Assemblies until further notice. A communique from the Secretariat addressed to Secretaries, Regional Football Associations and Women Football Committee says the holding of both the Regional and Women Football Assemblies has not been sanctioned due to amongst others the prevailing covid-19 restrictions on hosting of meetings.

“As you are aware, Regional Football Association and Women Football Annual Assemblies should be held by the 31st of May of each calendar year. Such gatherings are called within the confines of the governing statutes which covers issues such as issuance of notices which has to be issued at 21 days before the assembly, delegates to be invited to such meetings in this case being two members per each team within the Region,” read a communique from the Secretariat.    

Furthermore, the Secretariat noted that as per the issued communique from the Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC), any structure wishing to hold an ordinary meeting must seek permission from the Office of the Secretary General before any such meeting can be held.

“We count on your usual cooperation in the implementation of the above resolutions/decisions and should there be need for any clarity on the implementation of the above, feel free to contact the Office of the Regional Coordinator.”

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GABORONE, Botswana – Following the request by Senior National Team Coach, Adel Amrouche for leave of absence to attend to a personal matter, the Botswana Football Association (BFA) wishes to inform the public that he has been granted the leave with immediate effect.

Since the COSAFA tournament is the last competitive tournament for the Zebras in the immediate future, the BFA amicably resolved to release Amrouche. The affairs of the National team in preparation for the tournament, set to take place in Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa from 7-18 July 2021 shall be handed over to Letang Kgengwenyane.

“The BFA understands and supports Mr. Amrouche’s situation and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours,” said BFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Goabaone G. Taylor.

Amrouche took over as the Zebras head coach in August 2019 on a two-year deal. After weeks of engaging with the coach over his future, an agreement was reached not to extend his contract.

Adel Amrouche

“Amrouche has been Zebras head coach since August 2019, and his leadership during that time was important to our successful development and international exposure of our players,” added Taylor.

“We appreciate all that Amrouche has done to build a disciplined team. He has always had a thorough understanding of what it takes to be a successful team and has done his best to mentor his players accordingly,” concluded Taylor.

Amrouche has since expressed gratitude towards the BFA for the opportunity.
“I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity to lead the Zebras over the last two years. I leave having picked up quite a number of valuable lessons that will be necessary in the journey ahead. I wish the Zebras success in future competitions,” Amrouche said in statement recently.

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