Thursday, June 20, 2024

Under 18 League Looms as BFA Intensifies Players’ Pathway Development

Botswana Football Association (BFA) is planning to launch a boys’ national under 18 league to narrow the pathway development gap and ease transition of development players to the elite leagues.

This was revealed by the association chief executive officer (CEO) Mfolo Mfolo in an interview with Sunday Standard Sports. He says the idea has already been discussed with Botswana Premier League teams who have already welcomed it.

“Through this initiative, we are trying to satisfy mainly two conditions. The first condition is to close the gap which exists in our player pathway development. As BFA, our mandate in development is with the Under 15 and Under 17 players. After 17 years, a player must be in a position to break into the professional setup,” he says. 

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