BFA softens stance on signings

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has softened its hardline stance, which had seen clubs owing current and/or former staff, barred from signing any new players during the midseason transfer window.

The BFA had taken a firm stand, telling clubs that have outstanding payments against current or former employees, that they cannot sign new players during the transfer window. The midseason transfer window opened on January 9 and closes on February 8.

The regulation had slowed business down, with trading largely muted as the majority of clubs in the BTC Premiership are knee-deep in debt.

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Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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