Friday Nov 10, 2017. 15:00
The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has launched the Elite Youth League project.
According to the BFA official website, the project is the second phase of the association's Youth Development plan.
The Elite Youth League, as a pilot project, will be played firstly in the eastern side of the country where the BFA centres are mostly located.
The project will move to adopt schools in the western side with time and it will see the return of the Schools of Excellence in 2018 which will be critical.
"We are hopeful that the players we are grooming will also help us qualify for major development tournaments at under 17 and 20 in the continent between now and 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” BFA President Maclean Letshwiti said.
Mr Letshwiti, who was speaking at the launch, urged schools and parents to support and encourage their children to take part in this project.
He said football is a new employer nowadays and has high rate of reducing unemployment in our country.