Sports

BGU president voted African Golf treasurer

Botswana Golf Union (BGU) President Enoch Mushango was recently elected to serve the Africa Golf Confederation (AGC) as treasurer. AGC held its biennial congress recently in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.


18th October 2017

INF instructs BONA to assist injured Chetelo

18th October 2017

The International Netball Federation (INF) has appealed to Botswana Netball Association (BONA) to help local Umpire Abednico Chetelo recover from his ankle injury. Chetelo got injured when he was officiating at the Africa Cup tournament hosted in Uganda a few days before commencement of the Netball World Youth Cup (NWYC) games in July.Upon return from the official duty, BONA distanced itself from the injury saying it is the responsibility of the World body to take care of him. Chetelo’s situation forced him to solely run around town seeking medical treatment.

Katisenge opens Chess Academy

18th October 2017

Former Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) spokesperson and award winning sports administrator Keenese Katisenge this week announced the opening of her new Chess Academy called Limitless Minds Chess Academy.

Mapantsola face tough first hurdle

18th October 2017

BTC Premiership side Extension Gunners face off against an on form Jwaneng Galaxy at Lobatse Sports complex tonight. Mapatsola coach Itumeleng Duiker is drowning under his sweat with his game approach and tactics failing to reap positive results for the Lobatse based outfit. Duiker will have to redeem himself against a strong side Jwaneng Galaxy after he was downed by Mochudi Centre Chiefs this past weekend.

Van Niekerk, Semenya for GIM

4th October 2017

South African superstar sprinter Wayde Van Niekerk and middle-distance heroine Caster Semenya may be on their way to local shores. The 2018 Gaborone International Meet (GIM) Local Organising Committee (LOC) is currently hatching a plan to bring the high profile duo to compete before local track and field supporters. Preparations for the eagerly anticipated 2018 GIM are well underway.

BNOC elections this weekend

4th October 2017

The Botswana sports landscape is expected to change drastically this Saturday when the watershed, Botswana National Olympic Committee elects new leadership in Gaborone. As things stand, there is no clear favourite to succeed long time BNOC president Negroes Kgosietsile, who announced he would not be contesting for the seat this time around.

Dormant Vball team for Zone IV

4th October 2017

The once vibrant and successful Botswana Volleyball Association (BVF) and its affiliates are going through a rough patch. The situation is made even worse by the fact that the national team is preparing for the 2017 Zone 6 and African championships. This season the BVF has failed to run the once successful league due to lack of sponsorship. Former BVF league sponsors Mascom Wireless ended their partnership with the sport code last season.

Galaxy, GU clash tonight

27th September 2017

Mascom Top 8 Champions Jwaneng Galaxy will play against Gaborone United (GU) FC tonight at Jwaneng Stadium. Galaxy will be welcoming the Money Machine at their territory for the second week of the 2017/2018 BTC Premiership League games. The diamond mine-backed team is still in a jolly mood after starting the league with a 2-1 defeat over Sankoyo Bush Bucks last weekend. They come into today’s encounter, determined not to drop any unnecessary points. As the 2016/2017 league runners up, Galaxy are currently under a lot of pressure as they roll on to challenge the league honours this season.

Race for power takes ugly twist at BISA

27th September 2017

The race for power at Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) ahead of their Annual General Elections scheduled for November has taken an ugly twist. Vice President Montlenyane Radihephi is challenging President Joshua Gaotlhobogwe for the presidency. Radihephi was unleashed during the north zone meeting held in Maun a few days ago while Gaotlhobogwe was nominated in north central in Palapye.

Morapedi desperate to be Centre Chiefs’ head coach

27th September 2017

Mochudi Centre Chiefs interim coach Innocent Morapedi wants to take over the coaching role at the BTC Premiership giants. Morapedi has been serving as a subordinate for a very lengthy time and he might be the right candidate for the job as he comprehends the culture of the club better.

KWF Botswana competes in Malta, Europe

27th September 2017

Two local KaratekasTlotlang Theetso and PanakieThoolebe left for Malta Europe yesterday. They are scheduled to compete at the 2017Karatenomich Federation (KWF) World Cup and Conference on the 30th of September. Before departure, the two athletes Theetso (U60 kg) and Thoolebe (68kg) said they are ready to take on the world in Malta.

Tshireletso takes up new role under Kavazovic

27th September 2017

Township Rollers attacking midfielder Lemponye Tshireletso will have to downgrade his role from scoring goals to settling in the midfield and protect the Popa defence under the tutelage of new Serbian coach Nikola Kavazovic. The Serbian has called Tshireletso to fill the gaping pit left by the Malawian international Lawrence Majawa who departed to bitter rivals Mochudi Centre Chiefs.

Letshwiti takes a jab at Govt.

27th September 2017

President of the Botswana Football Association (BFA) Mclean Letshwiti has lashed at government for assuming that the country can do without the global football controlling body, FIFA. “Projects like the one we are witnessing today signify the importance of being a FIFA member. I have always heard people say what is the use of being a FIFA member? We can do this thing, stop being a FIFA member because there are no benefits,” said BFA president. FIFA financed BFA to construct a pitch with natural turf some years ago.


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