Botswana Football Association (BFA) have confirmed the departure of the national team head coach, Adel Amrouche.
The Belgian-Algerian mentor requested to be granted a leave of absence by the BFA to attend to a personal matter.
Amrouche took over the Zebras coaching reigns in August 2019 on a two-year contract.
“After weeks of engaging with the coach over his future, an agreement was reached not to extend his contract,” reads the Association’s statement.
Letang Kgengwenyane will take care of the affairs of the National team in preparation for the Cosafa Cup tournament due to be held in South Africa from 7-18 July 2021.
“The BFA understands and supports Mr. Amrouche’s situation and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours,” said BFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Goabaone G. Taylor.
“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.”
Amrouche has since expressed gratitude towards the BFA for the opportunity.
“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,” said the 53-year-old departing coach.
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