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Criminals target Makwala

Coach Justice Dipeba robbed after Makwala leaves his house


14th September 2017

Local sports facilities are safe

14th September 2017

Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development Thapelo Olopeng says local stadiums are safe and they do not foresee any repeated life threatening incidents occurring during any sporting activity. Olopeng made the remark early this week in Gaborone during a media briefing. He strongly assured that the community should not fear attending football games or any other sporting activity hosted, this follows the recent death of a young woman during a music festival held in Gaborone at the national stadium.

New BNOC athletes’ commission elected

14th September 2017

There seems to be gaping holes within the newly elected Botswana National Olympic (BNOC) athletes committee and their predecessors. The new BNOC athletes commission was elected this past weekend, however some of the athletes elected to the committee have denied having knowledge of the existence to the athletes committee at BNOC all along. “The outgoing commission has briefed us on their achievements and challenges.

Rising chess star defeats Grand Master

14th September 2017

Local chess player Candidate Master (CM) Ndawana Mosenya is on a mission to acquire a new Fide Master (FM) title by the end of this year. Speaking to this publication in an interview this week, Mosenya said that he is aiming for the stars and his intention is to change his current rankings and title (CM). The ambitious Mosenya feels that the current title does not suit his current game level. “I feel above it, this is my year of breakthrough and bringing home positive results. This is a work in progress that I am willing to undergo,” he said.

Local fencing continues to grow

14th September 2017

 Botswana Amateur Fencing Association (BAFS) joined in the world fencing day celebrations in Gaborone this past weekend. The combat sport association has been in Botswana for a number of years but it only came to prominence during the 2014 African Youth Games. The popular Olympic sport has three different styles including foil, sabre and epee.

Mafu’s future at Magosi yet to be decided

14th September 2017

While financial constraints continue to hover around BTC premiership outfit Mochudi Centre Chiefs ahead of the league commencement, headcoach Bongani Mafu’s future with the team is yet to be decided. Mafu, who has been the talk of the town for quite some time now, is said to be greatly aggrieved by the financial state of Magosi Football Club.

Malesu targets BNOC presidency

7th September 2017

The search for the new Botswana National Olympic Committee president just got a lot more interesting. This week outgoing BFA Chief Executive Officer Ookeditse Malesu declared his interest to contest for the BNOC top position scheduled for the end of October. This will not be the first time Malesu tries his luck at the top seat.

Khama unleashed at Mmabesi 200

7th September 2017

Botswana motorsport enthusiasts are expected to come in droves for the eagerly anticipated Mmabesi 200 in Serowe this Saturday. The annual Botswana Motorsport race is in its second year running and forms part of the local motorsport championship.

Koko on road to recovery

7th September 2017

Jwaneng Galaxy star winger Sekhana ‘Nandos’ Koko is currently recovering from a devastating leg injury that left him out of actions for close to year. The injury happened during a Mascom Top 8 fixture last season. The influential player who has played for clubs like Flamingo Santos, Township Rollers and Mochudi Centre Chiefs this week spoke to Sun Sports Reporter ISAAC PHEKO on his long awaited come back and the future of his football career.

British Chess GM in town

7th September 2017

British Chess Grand Master Nigel Short is expected to drill young chess players in Gaborone this week. During his visit Short is expected to play against 50 local athletes this coming weekend at Game City Mall in Gaborone. Short has been invited by Talking Squares Chess Trust to drill local chess players in an effort to breed local Grand Masters.

IAAF President apologises

18th August 2017

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.

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.


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