Boteti FA pushes for financial independence

Pride of Boteti: Orapa United PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Pride of Boteti: Orapa United PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

FRANCISTOWN: Boteti Regional Football Association (BRFA) is striving for financial independence, its chairperson Phillimon Bunu has revealed.

Bunu said thus far, they are happy that football is growing in leaps and bounds within the region. “We intend to build offices for the Botswana Football Association (BFA) and other offices that we will rent out to private entities. We also want to construct a football pitch with an artificial surface and hostels that we will rent out to visiting teams in order to generate income within the same piece of land.

This will enable us to be financially independent in future. We have not as yet found business partners who will assist us to achieve our goals of commercialisation. We have just completed bush clearing and we are looking for about P800,000 to fence the field. All in all, we will need about P5 million to complete the whole project,” Bunu told Mmegi Sport. Bunu stated that they are hopeful to get financial assistance from FIFA through the help of the BFA. “We are hopeful that we will be considered for the FIFA development grant, which we think will go a long way in achieving some of our development plans,” he said. Bunu also explained that they have started negotiations with Debswana for a new sponsorship deal.

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