Banners
Banners

Latest News

Parliament on Friday rejected an urgent motion tabled by Ghanzi South ...
For the third time in eight months, the High Court has interdicted the...
As students prepare to return to schools in two weeks’ time, tea...
Kalafhi Medical Centre partnered with a local non-governmental organis...
Banners
Banners

Non-Compliant Clubs Face Expulsion

KABELO BORANABI
BFA press briefing PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has warned that clubs that do not comply with the return to play safety rules and regulations will be expelled. The long wait to retun to play will finally come to an end this August, with clubs given a green light to resume  pre-season training today (Monday, June 14).

However, clubs across the country are faced with a headache in nterms of complying with regulations in order for them to play under rather unusual circumstances.

“The regulations are as stated, and for you to be able to resume training you have to comply. It will be like the club licensing (exercise). 

All the teams that have fully complied will be issued with a certificate that enables them to kick start training. The BFA will do regular checks up and thorough assessment to see if clubs indeed comply with the safe return to play regulations.

Only clubs that have satisfied the requirement will be allowed to play; clubs that do not meet the requirements will not be allowed to resume training, you will not be allowed to play,” BFA regions coordinator, Setete Phuthego said.

Phuthego was echoing remarks by the BFA chief executive officer, Goabaone Taylor. At a media briefing held on Friday at Lekidi Football Centre, Taylor said clubs will be granted a ‘license’ to return to play. She also said in order to gain permission, clubs will need to have a compliance officer to conduct regular COVID-19 tests whilst sporting equipment and facilities will need to be fumigated.

She said all the training activities should be done within a 120 minutes time limit and in enclosed facilities to keep bypassers away from both the playing and support staff.

She further said, in the event where the country might go into a ‘lockdown’, a bio-bubble will be made for the clubs to keep them away from the general public. He also said

Banners
home teams will be given the responsibility to make sure all stipulated guidelines are met on match days.

“There will be a form that our structures will be given to fill to ensure that they meet standards. We will also through the medical committee upskill our compliance officers so that they will be able to support the compliance process once we resume. They will be in our 17 regions, and will be divided in the COVID-19 zones. The football activity in Botswana is resuming; the BFA declares the 2021/2022 season open. Teams are expected to equip themselves with screening points to ensure prevention and safety,” Taylor said.  Only Premiership teams will be allowed to resume their training as of this morning with the First Division, Women’s and Regional leagues’ teams scheduled to start in two weeks.

The 2021/2022-football season will commence in August whilst negotiations are on going with Orange Botswana to have the FA Cup semi finals as a curtain raiser. The 2019/2020 Orange FA Cup was halted at the quarterfinals stage due to the outbreak of the  Corona virus. With fans not prohibited at stadiums on match days, the BFA has  said they have opened talks with the Departments of Broadcasting Services over a new deal to beam the leagues games live.

BFA return to play

timeline:

June, 14- Training officially opens

June, 28- First Division, Women and Regional teams start training

July, 12- Youth teams and academies start training

August- 2021/2022 football season start

August- Pre season tournaments kick off with Orange FA cup

September- Regional league and tournaments kick off



Sport

Banners
Banners

Selefu

Taskforce besieged by nurses

Latest Frontpages

Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper
Banners
Adana Escort Adıyaman Escort Afyon Escort Ağrı Escort Aksaray Escort Amasya Escort Ankara Escort Antalya Escort Antep Escort Ardahan Escort Artvin Escort Aydın Escort Balıkesir Escort Bartın Escort Batman Escort Bayburt Escort Bilecik Escort Bingöl Escort Bitlis Escort Bolu Escort Burdur Escort Bursa Escort Çanakkale Escort Çankırı Escort Çorum Escort Denizli Escort Diyarbakır Escort Düzce Escort Edirne Escort Erzincan Escort Elazığ Escort Erzurum Escort Eskişehir Escort Giresun Escort Gümüşhane Escort Hakkari Escort Hatay Escort Iğdır Escort Isparta Escort İskenderun Escort İstanbul Escort İzmir Escort İzmit Escort Karabük Escort Karaman Escort Kars Escort Kastamonu Escort Kayseri Escort Kıbrıs Escort Kırıkkale Escort Kırklareli Escort Kırşehir Escort Kilis Escort Kocaeli Escort Konya Escort Kütahya Escort Malatya Escort Manisa Escort Maraş Escort Mardin Escort Mersin Escort Muğla Escort Muş Escort Nevşehir Escort Niğde Escort Ordu Escort Osmaniye Escort Rize Escort Sakarya Escort Samsun Escort Siirt Escort Sinop Escort Sivas Escort Şırnak Escort Tekirdağ Escort Tokat Escort Trabzon Escort Tunceli Escort Urfa Escort Uşak Escort Van Escort Yalova Escort Yozgat Escort Zonguldak Escort Alaçatı Escort Aliağa Escort Alsancak Escort Bornova Escort Buca Escort Çeşme Escort Çiğli Escort Gaziemir Escort Karşıyaka Escort fethiye escort iskenderun escort iskenderun escort iskenderun escort iskenderun escort iskenderun escort