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BFA President Maclean Letshwiti launches youth league

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Friday Nov 10, 2017. 15:00


The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has launched the Elite Youth League project.

According to the BFA official website, the project is the second phase of the association’s Youth Development plan.

The Elite Youth League, as a pilot project, will be played firstly in the eastern side of the country where the BFA centres are mostly located.

The project will move to adopt schools in the western side with time and it will see the return of the Schools of Excellence in 2018 which will be critical.

“We are hopeful that the players we are grooming will also help us qualify for major development tournaments at under 17 and 20 in the continent between now and 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” BFA President Maclean Letshwiti said.

Mr Letshwiti, who was speaking at the launch, urged schools and parents to support and encourage their children to take part in this project.

He said football is a new employer nowadays and has high rate of reducing unemployment in our country.

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Former Chelsea youth player signs for Leicester City – African Football

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Bertin Basson

Saturday Aug 26, 2017. 10:00


Former Chelsea Youth Development player Habib Makonjuola has signed a four-year deal with English Premier League rivals Leicester City following a successful trial, according to reports.

Makonjuola, 18, spent four years at Stamford Bridge with the midfielder having joined the Blues in aftermath of the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

The teenage star was only 14-years-old when he won the world showpiece – hosted in the United Arab Emirates – with Nigeria.

Leicester City First Team forward Kelechi Iheanacho was named as the Best Player of said tournament, with the former Manchester City man to be joined at the King Power Stadium by his national teammate.

The Foxes boast no fewer than three Nigerians in their Premier League squad with Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Ndidi also contracted to the club.

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Surprise Moriri set to coach youth at African Champions

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Jul 18, 2017. 16:30


According to South African media reports, former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Surprise Moriri is set to return to the club as a development coach.

Moriri recently announced his retirement from the game after playing for the relegated Highlands Park last season.

However, local media reports indicate that the ‘Tired Master’ is engaged in talks with the Brazilians’ management in an aim to make his return to Chloorkop.

Sources close to the Sowetan website reveal that club president Patrice Motsepe has already told some staff members about Moriri’s imminent return to Chloorkop.

The former Bafana Bafana and Silver Stars (now called Platinum Stars) midfielder lifted four Absa Premiership titles with the African champions as a player.

Although he declined to discuss his immediate future, the skillful player confirmed his retirement to focus on coaching.

“I can confirm that I have retired from football as a player to focus on coaching‚” he told the Sowetan.

“It was not an easy decision to make because playing football has been a part of my life for many years.

“But it is time to move on and start a new chapter in my life‚ producing other Surprise Moriris out there.

“Last season‚ I started doing my coaching badges and managed to obtain a CAF B License and my focus going forward will be on helping younger players to fulfil their potential.

“It is something that I have thought long and hard about and I am looking forward to the challenge of becoming a coach.”

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