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BFA and FUB sign MOU

The BFA recognises FUB as the sole body representing the employment interests of professional footballers. BFA and FUB are committed to respecting all internationally recognized human rights, including as they apply to professional football. The BFA and FUB reaffirm their commitment to their ongoing relationship and have a common desire to evolve their current relationship to a new level of constructive collaboration.

At the BFA we commit to:

  • Provide, on an ongoing basis, information to FUB relevant to its role as the sole body representing the employment interests of professional footballers at a national level.
  • Engage with FUB prior to implementing any changes that may affect professional players’ employment conditions.
  • Work with FUB with the objective of further enhancing the union’s capacity to effectively service and represent professional footballers in accordance with this Agreement.
  • Ensure that the views of professional players are represented in the decision-making process of football.
  • Safeguard the balanced evolution of national team and club football globally in accordance with the principles of solidarity and sporting integrity of competition.

As a specific matter, the BFA and FUB agree to work on joint initiatives to achieve the objectives including, but not limited to;

  • Full implementation of the club Licensing
  • Establishment of Dispute Resolution Chambers
  • Introduction of minimum contract requirements at the national level.
  • Continued review of the BFA Play Rules and regulations (all the above have the achieved )

Lastly, a package of measures for professional football and to ensure that what is agreed at a global level is implemented at national level.

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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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