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Senior National Team Appointments

Following the announcement that the BFA and the former Senior National Team (Zebras) head coach have parted ways and the subsequent dissolution of the entire technical team, the BFA wishes to inform
the public that it has appointed the following on interim basis:

  1. Mogomotsi Mpote as Interim Head Coach
  2. Rapelang Tsatsilebe as Interim Assistant Head Coach
  3. Modiri Marumo as Interim Goalkeeper Coach

Mr Mpote has served as a head coach for various clubs within the BFA
structures including at the elite league. He has been involved with various clubs such as Miscellaneous and Township Rollers. He is currently the Caretaker head coach of Orapa United. Mr Mpote has also been involved with junior national teams including being the head coach of the national under 23 team, a position which he currently holds.

Mr Tsatsilebe has been involved with various clubs within the BFA structures such as Gaborone United, Sharps Shooting Stars and Taung Young Strikers where he is currently coaching.

Mr Marumo is a former national team goalkeeper who has also plied his trade in the Egyptian and South African Elite Leagues. He is an experienced goalkeeper coach, having held the position at Boy United of South Africa and currently out Jwaneng Galaxy in the Botswana Premier League.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank members of the outgoing
technical team for the commitment and dedication they have shown during their tenure. We also take the opportunity to wish the interim team all the best in their ehdevour.

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BFA GRANTS AMROUCHE LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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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