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IAAF President apologises

The president of IAAF Sebastian Coe is expected in Botswana next year to give a formal apology over the unfair treatment of local 400m sprinter Isaac Makwala at the2017 World championships held in London recently. Team Botswana Head of Delegation Moses Raphutshe confirmed in an interview with Sun Sports yesterday (Tuesday). Raphutshe was speaking during the Team Botswana welcome ceremony at Avani Hotel in Gaborone.


18th August 2017

Mak races in Zurich

18th August 2017

Batswana will have to wait a lot longer for Isaac Makwala’s triumphant return to home soil following a heroic 200m-time trial at the recently ended IAAF World Championships. Half the world tuned in to see Makwala qualify for the 200m finals after he was controversially disqualified for the eagerly anticipated 400m final. The 200 and 400m sprinter is expected to be in Zurich, Switzerland where he will compete in the finals of the IAAF Diamond league on 24th August.

KWF prepares world cup

18th August 2017

Two local athletes Tlotlang Theetso and Panakie Thoolebe are all set to represent the country at the 2017 Karatenomich Federation (KWF) World Cup and Conference scheduled for Malta on the 28th September. This week two of the athletes Theetso (U60 kg) and Thoolebe (68kg) said they are ready to take on the world in Malta. Following their impressive performance over the weekend during the Botswana KWF championships held in Gaborone the U18 team athletes said they are aiming to shock their more fancied opponents in the European nation.

Sebego linked to Notwane

18th August 2017

Members of National First Division outfit Notwane FC to take over as chairman have reportedly approached former Botswana Football Association (BFA) president Tebogo Sebego. Reports reaching Sun Sports are that Notwane supporters are unhappy with the current committee chairman Chimidzani Chimidza who recently took over from Arnold Somolekae. Chimidza’s main objective was to lead the club back to the elite league.

Home-schooled protégé dominates local tennis

18th August 2017

Local tennis protégé Denzel Seetso is promising to become Botswana’s next professional tennis star. The young player’s mother Martina Seetso is ready to guide her son’s career to the highest levels in the sport. Speaking at the recently held Motor Centre Botswana Junior Open Tournament Championships in Gaborone, the doting parent said she would not rest until her son realises his dream.

BOTESSA team competes in Taiwan

18th August 2017

Botswana Tertiary School Sports Association (BOTESSA) is expected to send an 18 strong team to Taiwan for the International University Sports Federation games. The athletes were selected during the recent BOTESSA competitions. The team comprises eight athletes (track and field), two badminton players, two table tennis players and two lawn tennis players.

Inaugural Dlala cup in Maun

14th August 2017

Bank Gaborone has splashed a whopping P 100 000 towards the Bank Gaborone Dlala Cup football tournament scheduled for Maun this weekend. The sponsorship was launched yesterday in Gaborone. The Bank, in collaboration with Uturndipsy Trust, founded by local football legend Diphetogo Selolwane will host a one day football tournament as a way of raising funds for the trust.

Makwala GUTTED

14th August 2017

Botswana sensational 400m runner Isaac Makwala was disqualified from last night’s 400m final at the on going IAAF world championships in London, UK. To most local track and field supporters this decision by the IAAF stinks. Given Makwala's recent form during the 400m heats and the semi finals, one would say that something is not smelling right with this shocking decision.

Kalavango return from retreat

14th August 2017

The 2016 Mascom Volleyball League runners up and 2017 BMW Capital Motors cup reigning champions Kalavango Volleyball Club recently returned from a three day retreat in Durban, South Africa. The trip was meant to boost team spirit, networking and benchmarking. In an interview this week, Kalavango’s newly elected Chairman Chopdat Gaetshajwe said all their targets have been met.

Galaxy sign Molefhe

8th August 2017

Former Mochudi Centre Chiefs winger Ayanda Molefhe is certain that he has found greener pastures at his new team Jwaneng Galaxy FC. The speedy winger recently completed his move to the 2016/17 Premier league runners up where he joins former Chiefs coach Mike ‘Dubula’ Sithole. Molefhe who has already spent the last four weeks in Jwaneng, said there is no doubt that he made the right decision in joining Galaxy.

Botswana to host Diamond league

8th August 2017

Sports View runners club chairperson Glody Dube this week announced an ambitious plan to bring the cosmopolitan Diamond League track and field showpiece to local shores. Dube was speaking during the launch of the 2018 Gaborone International Meet (GIM), Local Organising Committee (LOC) launch in Gaborone yesterday (Tuesday).

Chetelo misses nwyc

8th August 2017

An ankle injury robbed local Netball Umpire Abednico Chetelo an opportunity to officiate at the just ended Netball World Youth Cup (NWYC) games recently held in Gaborone. Speaking to Sun Sports recently, Chetelo said he sustained the injury a few days before the international showpiece began.

Maloka wins Table Tennis Championship

8th August 2017

Moshupa Spinners Club’s Bokang Maloka has emerged the New Horizon Table Tennis Open Men’s single champion this past weekend. Maloka beat his longtime rival Bonolo Mabote in the highly contested senior men’s category after winning the game 3-0.In an interview this week, Maloka explained how he has managed to stop Mabote’s grip of the champion.” I was well prepared for this game I knew I was going to face him in the tournament, so I was prepared for everything he will bring to me,” he said.


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