The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has told clubs not to organise matches on August 27 as the Zebras will be in action against Madagascar.
The decision leaves the CRACKiT tournament scheduled for the same day in Lobatse, in jeopardy. The tournament is due to feature giants, Township Rollers, Mochudi Centre Chiefs, Extension Gunners and Masitaoka.
It is unclear what the organisers will do in the aftermath of a statement from BFA barring clubs from organising matches which clash with the Zebras African Nations Championship (CHAN) tie. No immediate comment could be obtained from CRACKiT organisers. CRACKiT has already committed P1million to the one-day challenge and now face a tough decision.
The BFA, in a statement released today, said all other football activities by their structures should cease on the day. “The BFA wishes to inform the nation and all football clubs, structures and entities that the Zebras will be engaged in a very important CHAN Qualifiers match against Madagascar on the 27th August 2022 at Obed Itani Chilume Stadium in Francistown.
Therefore, there shall be no football engagements by any football club, entity or structure across the country in respect of this important fixture. With the greatest humility, clubs, entities and other structures are hereby so directed and instructed,” reads the statement.