BFA turns to govt for Mares’ P6m

History makers: Mares' preparations could be scuppered by lack of funds PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
History makers: Mares' preparations could be scuppered by lack of funds PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has turned to the government in the search for P7.2 million to assist in preparing the Mares for the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) finals.

The request has been channelled to the government through the Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC). BFA chief executive officer, Mfolo Mfolo announced this week that the mother body needs at least P7.2 million to ensure adequate preparations for the women’s team. The Mares will make their debut at the biennial tournament to be held in Morocco in July. However, despite drawing up a comprehensive plan, the BFA has this far, reportedly not received a positive response from the government for funding.

The government funds a large portion of BFA activities, but due to budgetary constraints, cash has not been readily available, which could scupper the team’s preparations. Mfolo said they had submitted the funding request to the government. “The whole budget for funding has been requested from government through our mother body BNSC.

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We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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