BFA to use FIFA funds to build pitches

Stressing a point: Mfolo PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Stressing a point: Mfolo PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) says four football pitches will be constructed around the country thanks to a $3 million (approximately P40 million) windfall from the world soccer governing body, FIFA.

FIFA announced an increase in grants to all associations and the BFA CEO, Mfolo Mfolo told the media this week that they had big plans. “We have plans to build four grounds with this money as we have noted with concern that there is really a shortage of venues in the country,” Mfolo said.

However, the four grounds will not be eligible to host the Botswana Premiere League matches, although they can be used for lower division matches. The facilities will be built in three BFA blocks in the country as a way to take developments to other parts of the country that have always been overlooked. “We have plans to build a ground in Maun and we already have the land there and we can start anytime.

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