Sports

BoBA short changes athletes

Reports coming out of the Botswana Boxing Association (BoBA) camp this week are that the once thriving sport code is currently experiencing financial doldrums. The state of BoBA financing came under scrutiny after the cancellation of the association’s flagship national championships, which was scheduled for Jwaneng mining town this month. Allegations reaching Sun Sports are that BoBA spent close to P 450 000 on 49 kg boxer Mohammed Otukile’s participation at the AIBA World Boxing Championships held in Germany recently. According to sources this misguided trip to Germany is alleged to have contributed to the bleeding of the associations’ already depleted coffers. According to sources close to the matter, the association failed to draw an accurate budget and ended up spent thousands of Pula’s in assisting Otukile to compete in Germany. However, decisions made leading up to the world championships have came back to haunt the association after Otukile did not make it past preliminary stages of the event.


22nd November 2017

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.

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.

Nare divides Orapa camp

22nd November 2017

The international FIFA break this past weekend has been a stop and pause moment for BTC Premiership Orapa United to introspect on their 2017/18 season campaign. The Ostriches who are currently blowing hot and cold have since parted ways with their longest serving coach Madinda Ndlovu. However, Orapa Vice chairman Nkape said parting of the two parties was not influenced by poor results. “We have had a poor start to the season of course but we did not part ways with the coach based on this issue. We cannot discuss such matters yet,” he said.

BISA Affiliates denounce financial report

22nd November 2017

The newly elected Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) treasurer Tapiwa Kengaletswe is faced with a mammoth task of regaining the trust of BISA member schools. This comes after BISA affiliates disapproved the financial report presentation to them at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Palapye this past weekend. Affiliates argued that the report was not detailed and accused the former treasurer Michael Oreng of not being transparent about BISA’s financial status. The frustrated affiliates who thronged the AGM lashed out arguing they had no knowledge about the sponsorship deals coming into BISA.

Team Molelo goes down in flames

22nd November 2017

After losing the Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) elections this past weekend in Palapye, Eagile Molelo has no intention of ever contesting for BISA elections.

AUSC-R 5 overshadows Bots Games

3rd November 2017

The Minister of Youth Empowerment Sports and Culture Development Thapelo Olopeng this week said the 2017 Botswana Games will be a drill for the upcoming 2018 AUCSR 5 regional show piece. Olopeng was speaking during the launch of the 2017 Botswana Games in Gaborone on Tuesday this week. Addressing members of the media and sports affiliates, Olopeng said the Botswana Games are slated for December and will be part of the preparations for the 2018 African Union Sports Council Region 5 games (AUCSR) games slated for Gaborone.

Something fishy at BISA

3rd November 2017

Information reaching Sun Sports this week is that Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) President Joshua Gaotlhobogwe is back in the BISA elections race. This comes after he was left in limbo last week when the BISA Electoral Board vetted him out. The BISA electoral Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled for November 10th 2017 in Palapye. However the lead up to the BISA AGM has been embroiled in controversy.

BISA South zone to award excellence

3rd November 2017

The Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) South Central Zone will this weekend host sports awards ceremony in Gaborone. Announcing the award ceremony to member schools and the media yesterday, the South Zone organiser Joy Kenosi said the awards are meant to appreciate and recognise talent in their zone. Kenosi explained that they saw it necessary to award those athletes who performed beyond expectations this year, saying they want to improve their performances for the better.


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