After hosting the FIFPRO Africa General Assembly recently, Footballers Union of Botswana (FUB) met for its annual congress this past weekend in Gaborone.
The congress plays a vital role in bringing footballers together to discuss important matters and make decisions that can impact their profession and collective interests. During the just-ended congress, FUB delegates had the opportunity to voice their opinions, share ideas, and work toward improving the conditions and opportunities for fellow footballers in the country.
The congress discussed various topics such as player welfare, contracts, working conditions, industry insurance, and player-centered development programmes. Player representatives from different clubs shared their experiences, and insights, with the aim of making positive changes for the footballing community in Botswana.
The congress, which also serves as a platform for networking and building a
strong sense of unity among footballers, also offered players an occasion to celebrate achievements and address challenges collectively, ultimately contributing to the growth and development of football in the country.
In his address, the FUB president Onalethata Tshekiso informed the members that the union has a clear agenda to facilitate constructive discussions and provide opportunities for its members to engage actively.
“It is a great chance to make a positive impact on the footballing landscape in Botswana and this can only happen if we get other stakeholders on board,” said.