Football in Botswana

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Football in Botswana
Country Botswana
Governing body Botswana Football Association
National team national football team
Club competitions
International competitions

Football is clearly the number one sport in Botswana.[1][2][3][4] By October 2007 there are about 348 men’s clubs registered while only nine women's clubs have been registered. The national team has not yet enjoyed any tangible success on the field.[5] In January 2008 Botswana reached number 101 on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. They have less than a handful of players based outside their country (the most famous being forward Dipsy Selolwane).[6]

League system:

Botswana Premier League[edit]

The Botswana Premier League currently has sixteen clubs competing in it.

Botswana First Division North[edit]

The Botswana First Division North currently has twelve clubs competing in it.

Botswana First Division South[edit]

The Botswana First Division South currently has twelve clubs competing in it.


  1. ^ "Makwengwe: Life apart from football". Botswana Guardian. 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Sunday Standard - Online Edition". Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to Daily News .:. Sports - Football - Botswana football growth impressive - Michu". 2013-08-30. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  4. ^ "The mystery behind the rise of Botswana football". 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  5. ^ "BBC Sport - Football - Minnows Botswana qualify for Africa Cup of Nations". BBC News. 2011-03-26. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  6. ^ "Mmegi Online :: Football Inches Closer To Professionalism - Makgalemele". Retrieved 2013-11-15.