BPL promises early start to season

The Botswana Premier League (BPL) has promised an early-than-usual start to the next season with the 2024–2025 campaign scheduled to kick off in September.
The Botswana Premier League (BPL) has promised an early-than-usual start to the next season with the 2024–2025 campaign scheduled to kick off in September.

The Botswana Premier League (BPL) has promised an early-than-usual start to the next season with the 2024–2025 campaign scheduled to kick off in September.

BFL chairperson, Nicholas Zakhem told a press briefing in Gaborone this morning that the season will commence earlier than in previous editions. “The past seasons have always started late like in October, but I want to state that the league will commence on the first week of September on the 7th. And if the league does not start on the first week, the latest can be the second week of September which is on the 14th,” Zakhem said.

Furthermore, Zakhem stated that in preparations for the league to begin earlier than the past seasons, fixtures will be finalised by July and be published. “The registration for clubs and players would be opened in July which is a time where the fixtures also would be ready,” he said. The GU benefactor further expressed that a charity cup will be hosted before the league commences which will serve as a curtain-raiser for the new season that will be run under the stewardship of the Botswana Football Association (BFA). Meanwhile, BFL CEO Bennett Mamelodi highlighted that the new season might have new competitions on top of the Orange FA Cup as they are currently engaged in talks. “There is a possibility that there will be one or two more competitions as we will have FNB on board which will help greatly and other stakeholders are expressing interest,” Mamelodi said.

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