GABORONE, Botswana, August 2020/ — A local sports firm, Fan’ Mo Sports Agency in collaboration with Women and Sport Botswana (WASBO) is gearing to host the Botswana Football Association (BFA) Women Elect candidates at Botho University, Gaborone. The event is scheduled to take place on August 17, 2020 at 19:30hrs.
The women candidates are preparing to have an intentional conversation for the various positions they are vying for, the Female Additional Member and Ordinary Member under the theme “An Intentional Conversation – Women Football Towards and Beyond the Elections.”
Following the formal announcement of the candidates for this year’s BFA elective congress slated for the 22nd of August in Francistown, a record number of women leaders are asking for a seat at the highest table of BFA.
The conversation will be centred around women’s game, status, and its potential in the view of each candidate, what the candidates intend to achieve with the position and how. Furthermore, the conversation will address what needs to happen for women to have a significant representation within BFA and key issues regarding women in sport.
For her part, WASBO Chairperson, Matlho Kgosi indicated the conversation will grant them an opportunity to support women candidates by offering them a platform to present their leadership thoughts, qualities, experience as well as long term plans for the growth of women football and women sport in general.
She further indicated that WASBO participation in this initiative is deliberate to address key issues for women and sport in relation to the Botswana Gender and Sport Strategy signed during the 7th International Working Group (IWG) World Conference on Women in Sport and also in preparation for the upcoming Women and Sport Pitso to be hosted on 27 August 2020.
The women candidates are Joy Setshedi, Itsholeng Disang, Tsoseletso Magang and Lobito Ncube who are vying for the BFA Female Additional Member position. Theresa Hirschfeld and Kesego Okie are standing for the BFA Ordinary Member position.
The moderators for the conversation will be television personalities Karabo Bosena and Mimmie Dintwa.
Other confirmed event partners are Botho University and HubTV.