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Jele loses Olympic Scholarship

Local middle distance runner Lydia Jele is currently under provisional suspension from all athletics activities. This comes after the 400m runners allegedly tested positive for banned substances late last year. Speaking during a media briefing earlier this week, Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) Chief Executive Officer Tuelo Serufho said investigations are still ongoing and they are yet to hear from the relevant anti- doping authorities. “BNOC awaits the analytical findings and the final decision of authorities to determine the future of the promising female athlete,” Serufho said. Should Jele be found guilty, she is likely to be banned from competing in athletics for a period not less than four years.


17th January 2018

Local chess protégé’s compete in SA

17th January 2018

Two local chess protégé’s Arona Sharell and Laone Phoebe Moshoboro recently competed in 2017 South African Junior Chess Championships hosted by 4 Knights International Events. The event was held from 04th until 12th January 2018. The two junior player both hold the impressive title of Candidate Master (CM). The SA trip was financed by their doting mother Dipolelo Moshorobo. “Laone got her title in Zambia, 2016 while she was seven years and Arona got hers last year in Zimbabwe at only ten years.

P10K bonus motivates Matjimenyenga

17th January 2018

Francistown BTC Premiership out TAFIC FC registred an emphatic 1-0 victory over Lobatse rivals Extension Gunners under food lights last this past weekend in Francistown. Nevertheless, it appears that Matjimenyenga trotted into the Franciastown Sports Complex with extra motivation when the faced the Peleng giants.

Local tennis team comes short

17th January 2018

Botswana national junior tennis team coach Kagiso Kelebeile this week expressed satisfaction over his team’s performance during the recent African Junior tennis zonal championships held in Gaborone. The weeklong Southern African regional championships, concluded earlier this week. The tournament was used as a qualifier for the African junior championships finals scheduled for March in Tunisia.

Fraiser unavailable for TAFIC tonight

17th January 2018

Prolific striker Bonolo Fraiser who is currently a subject of discussion between BTC Premiership clubs TAFIC and Miscellaneous is not expected to feature in tonight’s encounter between the two clubs in Serowe. In an interview with Sun Sports this week, TAFIC’s Technical manager Carlos Motaung confirmed the current developments adding that his team have long approached the Serowe based outfit for the services of Fraser. “After approaching the team, they gave us a go ahead to negotiate with the player, which we have done already.

Bagwasi hopes to fight again

17th January 2018

Local middleweight boxer Kagiso Bagwasi is currently making plans to return to the ring following a near fatal knife attack last year. In an interview with Sun Sports this week, Bagwasi said he has not yet fully recovered as he has another surgery scheduled for this year in his right bicep. The promising athlete is pleading with Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) and Botswana Boxing Association (BoBA) to support him in his recovery and return to the ring.

Gunners make Top 8 debut

22nd November 2017

Lobatse outfit Extension Gunners make their Mascom Top 8 debut against Gaborone United (GU) at the national stadium this weekend. Gunners who have been blowing hot and cold in the first round of the 2017/18 premier league season will be going into the game as underdogs given the fact that GU have already won the tournament on two occasions. Gunners’ taciturn headcoach Tumie Duiker is under no illusion that they can win the tournament in their first attempt. “It is the wish of any coach to win a cup competition.

Wheelchair basketball tourney for Gabs

22nd November 2017

The Botswana Basketball Association (BBA) Disability Committee in conjunction with the University of Botswana will on the 25th November host the 2017 Malebogo “Max” wheelchair basketball tournament at the University of Botswana Basketball Courts. The wheel chair basketball tournament aims at raising awareness on Gender Based Violence during the commemorative 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence on Women and Children.

Forest are still formidable

22nd November 2017

Black Forest headcoach Reetsang Letlole said there is still a lot to play for in the first round of the 2017/18 BTC premiership first round. Following a loss to Extension Gunners in Lobatse this past weekend, Letlole said the Mankgodi outfit were poised to surpass their impressive season debut when they became the league rookie sensation last season. Magoleng were out witted and out hustled by Gunners in an uninspiring encounter in Lobatse this past Saturday.

Grass roots chess receives major boost

22nd November 2017

Grace World Africa Foundation Trust (GWAF) will on the 24th November donate chess equipment to the Chobe region. The equipment will be shared between 10 primary and two junior schools in the region.

ROLLERS DEFEND UNDEFEATED STREAK…

22nd November 2017

BTC premiership outfit Orapa United will be looking to pull an upset over archrivals Township Rollers when the two clash at the Molepolole Sports Complex this weekend. The Ostriches vs. Popa is fast becoming one of the most compelling fixtures in the domestic league. Moreover, Orapa are quickly building a reputation as Popa’s hoodoo team. An even more interesting fact is that Popa remain undefeated in seven games.

Magosi in Muti debt

22nd November 2017

Dealing in muti to find success on the football pitch has come back to haunt Kgatleng BTC Premiership outfit Mochudi Center Chiefs. This week Magosi hit yet another low when the Francistown High Court instructed debt collectors to seize the club’s property over an outstanding debt in favour of a local sangoma. The intriguing and long running case saw the court ordering garnishee against the club, which means the complainant will be paid in instalments. The already debt riddled Magosi are expected to cough up P87, 000 plus costs of the suit by Francistown High Court Judge, Bengbame Sechele.

BFA resuscitates Women’s football

22nd November 2017

The women football league rose from the proverbial ashes this past weekend in Tswapong and Kweneng regions while Gaborone and other regions are expected to begin this week. The women league has been in comatose for months. The resuscitation of the Women’s league gives hope to local players who were left scratching their heads after the Botswana Football Association canned their women structures.


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