Sports

Mystery sponsor resurrects volleyball

The Botswana Volleyball Federation (BVF) national league is expected to commence next month (May), BVF Sports Development Officer Peaceful Seleka has revealed.


18th April 2018

Makwala doesn't come cheap

18th April 2018

The founder of Sports View Runners Club Glody Dube says he will do anything possible to ensure that Commonwealth Games hero, Isaac Makwala (400M) competes at the upcoming Gaborone International Meet (GIM) event scheduled for April 29th.

Local umpire returns from Australia

18th April 2018

The just ended 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia were an eye opener for local Badminton Umpire Emmanuel Kgaboetsile who was officiating at the event.

Toronto ready for BPL campaign

18th April 2018

One of the most popular football fan in the country Tlhabano ‘Madrid’ Gala is adamant that his beloved Notwane FC are going to competitive when they arrive in the BTC Premiership next season.

Team Botswana inspires Australian boy

18th April 2018

An incredible performance by the Botswana team final track race at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games has left an everlasting impression on a local boy, himself dreaming of one day running for gold and glory at the Games.

Gospel prodigy, Vusi plans to open own Church very soon

18th April 2018

At a tender age of 13, Gospel star Vusi Mtokufa was making money and headlines. He was a unique teenager until fame got to his head. And then he got involved in a life of promiscuity, and drunkenness. At 17 years old, he fell in love with a 22 year-old woman whom he was later accused for her death. It was reported that he assaulted and left her with internal bleeding. He was locked up at Boys Prison in Gaborone before his mention, when he was granted bail. He would later be acquitted. In an interview with The Midweek Sun, the 26 year-old revealed that he had it tough in 2009 when he was blamed for his girlfriend, Refilwe Thojane’s death. He says that there was a conspiracy against him by fellow artists who wanted to destroy him.

Chess academy embraces the visually impaired

16th April 2018

The newly established Limitless Minds Chess Academy has brought high hopes of inclusion and active participation for the visually impaired community in the sport. Through its founder Keenese Katisenge, the academy aims to take the sport to the blind and partially sighted players and bring the game closer to people living with disabilities. The Academy recently partnered with the Botswana Association of the Blind and partially sighted. According to the coordinator of the Association Omphemetse Ramabokwa, the initiative is the first of its kind in the country and they are happy to be playing the board game. Ramabokwa said they have been sidelined in sports for a very long time.

Thebe overcomes adversity

16th April 2018

Local 400m runner Baboloki Thebe was overshadowed by compatriot Isaac Makwala in their 400m final at the Commonwealth Games in Australia earlier this week. However, the young athlete managed to grab the country’s second medal at the ongoing games. Despite coming short to the dominant Makwala, Thebe managed to beat tough competition from Javon Francis of Jamaica to claim a much-needed silver medal.

Gilport in lion’s den

16th April 2018

BTC Premiership minnows Gilport Lions are on the brink of relegating to the dusty fields of the National First Division. With only eight games left for the team before the end of the 2017/18 season, Gilport are currently languishing at the bottom of the BTC Premiership log standings with a measly eight points. On paper, there is still hope that the Lions can still survive the dreaded relegation axe, however the odds are increasingly being stacked against them. In their last five matches, they lost all four of their games and drew against TAFIC Sporting Club.

Bond boxing thrills

16th April 2018

Botswana professional boxing has finally come to age following a successful card hosted by Bond Boxing Promotions this past weekend. After over five years in the making local pro boxing is now making waves in the region. The black-tie box and dine event that attracted multitudes of spectators at Boipuso Hall was hailed as one of the most successful independent fight cards ever held in the country. The success of the event comes at a time when the Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) finally accepted the Professional Boxing Association of Botswana (PBAB) as an affiliate. The fight action was edge of the seat as almost all of the five bouts left multitudes of spectators begging for more.

Rollers dominate Top 8 nominiees

16th April 2018

BTC Premiership log leader Township Rollers are leading the pack with three nominations at the 2017/18 Mascom Top 8 awards scheduled for the Gaborone International Convention Center (GICC) this evening (Wednesday). The indomitable Mapalastina looks set to walk away with all the three awards that they are nominated for. Rollers captain Maano Ditshupo is expected to walk away with the Player of the Tournament award. Consistent performance and leadership qualities led his side to a historic Mascom Top 8 triumph at the Francistown Sports Complex last month.The box to box midfield was a revelation this season and his pursuant performance was enough to earn him a nomination and make him a favourite for the award.

Montsho rebuilds tainted legacy

16th April 2018

Former women’s 400m world champion Amantle Montsho is on track to rebuilding her tarnished legacy at the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Montsho easily qualified for the 400m women final yesterday (Tuesday) clocking an impressive 51.26s and coming second to Anastacia Le-Roy of Jamaica. Montsho was leading the pack until the last 50m of the race when she slowed down towards the end. The last time Montsho competed at the Commonwealth Games was in Glasgow, Scotland in 2014. It was in Glasgow that Montsho failed a doping test and was ultimately banned from athletics for two years. Montsho had come into the 2014 games as favourite having won gold for Botswana during the 2010 Delhi games.

BAA to discipline athletes

6th April 2018

The president of Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) Mooketsi Thari believes indiscipline has been rearing its ugly head at his organisation and the matter needs to be dealt with urgently. So bad is the situation that Thari expects the BBA to enforce a strict code of conduct before the end of the year. In an interview with Sun Sports this week, Thari said BAA is busy formulating laws and regulations that will hopefully put his house back in order. The laws he said, will be a guide for both athletes and administrators.


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