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Gaboeme Part and Parcel Of The Athletes Safeguarding Summit

GABORONE: Botswana Football Association safeguarding officer Ms. Galebowe Gaboeme was recently invited by The Sport Management Agency (SMA) which hosted athletes, coaches, media and sports administrators for a two-day summit on August 17-18, 2023, at Botho University in Gaborone under the theme of “My Safety, My Right,”. 

When launching the summit on Monday, 14 August 2023, Co-Director Game Mothibi said, “our summit will discuss 4 thematic areas, with distinguished moderators and panelists representing athletes, administrators and other officials.

 With this expertise, we are confident that there will be great discussions and important recommendations will come out of the summit. The summit was a platform to encourage open honest discussion on safety in sport, talk against abuse, harassment, poor practices, etc.

The summit brought together 120 delegates, including Safeguarding Officers and the media, to discuss critical safety measures for athletes, especially girls and women in Sports.

On the second day of the Athletes Summit started with a session discussing “Why athletes don’t tell and what do they need”

The panel was moderated by Merapelo  Mogojwe, Safeguarding Officer for  Basketball, included Seabotseng Bafeletse of BGBVPC, Lebowa Moroen the Journalist from Yarona FM, Tracy Shathani Chaba Disang  Volleyball Athlete, and Galebowe Gaboeme a  BFA  Safeguarding Officer


VAR System Will Make Its Debut During The COSAFA Men’s Championship Semis

The referees who will take part in the HOLLYWOODBETS COSAFA Cup 2024 from June 26to July 7 have been put through their paces in recent days. This includes the match officials who will administer the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system.

The VAR system will be used from the semi-final in Gqeberha, but will also serve as a training tool for the entire competition as the officials work with the system behind the scenes at each match to better prepare for the real thing.

In addition, Botswana referee Keabetswe Dintwa will take centre stage at this year’s COSAFA Cup, while Lucky Kegakologetswe will act as assistant referee.

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