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National Stadium and Lobatse Sports Complex Sanctioned by CAF


Enole Football website has also learnt that Botswana’s  two major stadiums, the National Stadium and Lobatse Sports Complex failed to meet the criteria to host high-profile matches owing to various factors, only Obed Itani Chilume Stadium has emerged as the only facility that has been declared suitable to host CAF sanctioned matches, Mmegi Sport has established.

CAF recently released a list of approved facilities that will be used to host the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in July, August, and September this year. In Botswana, Obed Itani Chilume Stadium has met CAF’s requirements.

Confederation of African Football (CAF) stadium inspector Joshua Knipp from South Africa arrived in Botswana last year November on a stadium inspection mission.

Knipp was welcomed by Tuelo Serufho also the Chief Executive Officer of Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC), Olebile Sikwane, Head of Competitions and Operations for the Botswana Football Association, among other key stakeholders.

Once again last year BNSC CEO Tuelo Serufho told Weekend Post Sport that they are going to continuing leasing stadium to different events to try to maintain them.

“We are going to continue leasing our facilities to churches and music concerts. If we do not host such events, we are going to fail to maintain these facilities and end up playing in our neighbouring countries” – BNSC CEO Tuelo Serufho speaking at the ongoing BNSC Press Briefing

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