Top 8 winners might not feature in CAF

SHARE   |   Wednesday, 17 April 2019   |   By Baitshepi Sekgweng
Top 8 winners might not feature in CAF

FA Cup winners likely to take over as was previously the case

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Botswana Football Association (BFA) is likely to ditch Mascom Top 8 Champions when it comes to representing the country at the annual CAF Confederations Cup, Patriot Sport has learnt.

During the six-year absence of the FA Cup, Mascom Top 8 winners have been the sole representatives of Botswana at the Confederations Cup. However things are set to change this year following the return of the FA Cup, sources have revealed.

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However BFA leadership has remained quiet on the matter. As of now Jwaneng Galaxy – the Mascom Top 8 champions – believe they will be venturing into Africa. 

According to a source close to the developments, BFA has opted to return back to the old arrangement even though they are mum on the matter.

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“It’s a straight forward thing. They don’t have to beat about the bush; since the FA Cup is back BFA will get back to the old system. What is shocking is that they are quiet on the issue.”

This publication caught up with BFA spokesperson Tumo Mpatane who said, “The National Executive Committee will be meeting soon and he believes that is one of the issues that they will discuss during the gathering, “said Mpatane.

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He further referred this reporter to seek clarity on the issue from BFA competitions coordinator Setete Phuthego who is currently in charge of running the FA Cup. However Phuthego’s phone rang unanswered.



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