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BAA in nepotism quagmire

The Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) wish list for the 2018 Africa Youth Games team has sent shockwaves through the local athletics community. The controversial wish list has raised eyebrows after Elizabeth Mooketsi was submitted as the potential Team Manager. Elizabeth is wife of incumbent BAA president Thari Mooketsi. The BAA list was leaked to Sun Sports this week. The list is dated the 3rd of May 2018 and addressed to Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) Chief Executive Officer. As it stands, Elizabeth is likely to lead the BAA team heading to Algeria for to the Youth Games starting from 19th until 28th July. BAA affiliates are reported to be at wits end as to how the President’s wife made it into wish list.


18th May 2018

Zapata wants Moloi in Kenya

18th May 2018

Former Gaborone United (GU) Headcoach Rodolfo Zapata is ready to snatch a number of players from the ailing Money Machine. Experienced attacking midfielder Dirang Moloi is reported to be a top priority in the Argentine coach’s wish list. Zapata who dumped GU a few weeks back in favour of struggling Kenyan giants AFC Leopards. This week, the outspoken coach said he had affection for GU players because they respected him and executed his instructions well on the pitch.

Sechele becomes bodybuilding royalty

18th May 2018

Botswana’s chiselled muscleman Gontse Sechele has finally cashed in on his million-pula physique following a resounding victory at the W.F.F Pretoria Classic in South Africa this past weekend. The hulking Sechele won in the extreme body (over 90 kg) and earned himself the lucrative Pro- Card. The prize means statuesque beefcake now becomes an elite bodybuilder with worldwide recognition. Appearing as if he was curved by Michelangelo himself, Sechele’s biceps, triceps and quads will now generate much needed revenue to power his international career.

Matebejana celebrate 20 years

18th May 2018

The BDF XI football development team Matebejana is celebrating 20 years of existence. The anniversary celebrations will be held at the national stadium on the 21st of July 2018. Addressing the team stakeholders and members of the press this week, Matebejana Chairman Onkemetse Masena said the team has grown with years and they look to the future with high hopes and a clear vision of what they want to achieve.

Over 5000 Batswana run in DGM

18th May 2018

Kfir Teichman the Managing Director (MD) of Gaborone Diacore Botswana (DGM) says they are likely to increase the 42km race first prize money going into the future. Teichman was speaking in an interview following the conclusion of the 2018 DGM. This year’s world-famous marathon event offered a whooping P 1 Million prize money to a runner who could finish the race in 2:08:00. Nevertheless, none of the professional 42km runners managed to scoop the seven-figure prize money. “We had hoped to attract some top runners to the 2018 DGM, however they did not show up and nobody managed to win the challenge. We might be forced to increase the money or look at other factors that made it hard for the runners to win the main prize,” he said. The seven figured prize money he said will remain in their coffers and they will come up with other better ideas for the 2019 event. We need to seat down, think and decide on the way forward, maybe the time was too much for the runners.

BVF hosts Howard University team

18th May 2018

The women’s national volleyball team is expected to benefit massively from a partnership forged between the Botswana Volleyball Federation (BVF) and Howard University from the USA. The BVF is currently hosting the Howard University National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) women’s volleyball team for friendly matches and potential future collaborations. Speaking during a press conference in Gaborone earlier this week, BVF president Daniel Molaodi said they will get an opportunity to collaborate with the NCAA and further cement a relationship with the US university sports organisation. Molaodi said a number of local athletes have benefitted from the NCAA including former Zebras striker Diphetogo ‘Dipsy’ Selolwane. Molaodi said the NCAA Division 1 is a strong league and some members of the US Olympic team are usually acquiring from this structure.

Sechele targets elusive pro-card

15th May 2018

Local bodybuilding sensation Gontse Sechele is expected to compete at the W.F.F Pretoria Classic body building competition in South Africa this weekend.

BOKA gets a boss lady

15th May 2018

Sensei Eileen Alberts may just be what the doctor has ordered for the Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) female athletes.

Coca Cola engages World Cup fans

9th May 2018

Track and field enthusiasts who may be wondering where the next Isaac Makwala or Nijel Amos will come from should look no further than 17-year-old runner Letsile Tebogo.

Mystery sponsor resurrects volleyball

18th April 2018

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

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.


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