The local football governing body- Botswana Football Association (BFA) has announced the end of their journey with Amrouche.
Adel Amrouche will no longer be the coach for the senior men national team- affectionately known as “the Zebras”. In a statement released by the association recently, it is said that Amrouche has been given a leave of absence to attend to a personal matter. The leave of absence comes after the gaffer’s request for such.
“The BFA understands and supports Mr. Amrouche’s situation and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours, Amrouche has been Zebras head coach since August 2019, and his leadership during that time was important to our successful development and international exposure of our players. We appreciate all that Amrouche has done to build a disciplined team. He has always had a thorough understanding of what it takes to be a successful team and has done his best to mentor his players accordingly” BFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Goabaone G. Taylor expressed.
With the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) tournament in the near future, BFA has decided to give the reigns to Letang Kgengwenyane to sail through the tournament.
“Since the COSAFA tournament is the last competitive tournament for the Zebras in the immediate future, the BFA amicably resolved to release Amrouche. The affairs of the National team in preparation for the tournament, set to take place in Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa from 7-18 July 2021 shall be handed over to Letang Kgengwenyane.”
After his two year spell with the Zebras, Amrouche decided not to extend his contract. He was qouted recently indicating that he has completed his journey with Botswana National Team and as such will not extend his contract with the team.
Bidding farewell, Amrouche expressed, “I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity to lead the Zebras over the last two years. I leave having picked up quite a number of valuable lessons that will be necessary in the journey ahead. I wish the Zebras success in future competitions.”