BFA looks to gov’t for Mares incentives

Lining up training camps for the mares: Botswana Football Association (BFA) CEO, Mfolo (left) and president, Letshwiti PIC: BFA
Lining up training camps for the mares: Botswana Football Association (BFA) CEO, Mfolo (left) and president, Letshwiti PIC: BFA

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) finds itself without the financial means to reward the Mares for their impressive qualification for WAFCON 2024.

Making history by securing a spot in the continental showpiece for the second consecutive time, the Mares triumphed over Kenya 2-1 over two legs in the final round of qualifiers. Addressing the media on Wednesday, the BFA president Maclean Letshwiti acknowledged the financial constraints, emphasising the dependence on the government for rewards.

"The incentives are provided by the governments; that is a fact. We, the BFA, do not have that money. No association has that money. However, from us as the BFA, last year the prize was around P2 million, and we gave it all to them, and it's going to be the same. At CAF, we are raising money.

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