BFA must come clear on regulation of academies

Some dust was raised on Friday when the Botswana Football Association (BFA) issued a media statement regarding the regulation of academies.

The statement was, without a doubt, directed at Ookeditse Malesu who recently set up a football academy. Some read malice from the BFA statement while others felt the move was justified.

Aside from the wording of the statement, which sounded too personal and petty, there were some important takeaways. Football academies should be regulated, period.

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