Footballers Union of Botswana (FUB) ordinary congress held over the past weekend concluded with some new action items for the board.
The congress resolved that the FUB board must as a matter of urgency engage the BFA, BNSC and the parent ministry on the newly developed BNSC incentive policy as it has gone way below the current incentive packages. The board was also asked to formally approach all BFA women football structures to discuss strategic ways to improve women football at all levels.
The meeting also implored the players’ union to have discussions with both the BFA and BFL to ensure that player incentives are improved in the next set of sponsorship negotiations.
The players also expressed dissatisfaction in the manner in which players awards are handled and asked the leadership to engage football authorities on the selection criteria for players awards and incentives, which has been unfair as a result of inconsistent application of the set criterion.
Another burning issue that the union was asked to deal with immediately is to initiate discussions with the coaches’ association on the alleged players’ abuse from some of the local coaches and further motivate for an introduction of safeguarding tools.
Lastly, the members directed the board to approach the BFA technical department in an effort to address the qualification criteria for players who want to venture into coaching.