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TAFIC redeems itself

BTC Premiership returnee Tafic Sporting Club faced their earliest trial of the season when they lost by a thin margin of 2-1 to defending Champions Township Rollers this past weekend. However the Francistown based club managed to reedem itself last night when they defeated Tlokweng based Security Systems 2-1. During the weekend encounter against Rollers, Tafic was expected to cause an upset and fit the shoes of last season’s rookies Black Forest and Security Systems but that was never the case.


27th September 2017

Malesu unveils his BNOC roadmap

27th September 2017

Former Botswana Football Association (BFA) CEO Ookeditse Malesu says if elected Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) president, he will ensure that elite athletes are given the dignity they deserve during and after competitions. Malesu said this when launching his manifesto to different BNOC affiliates earlier this week in Gaborone. As one of his biggest concerns, Malesu said local athletes are often overlooked despite having gone all out to represent the country. He said a number of prominent local athletes recently told him that they are often neglected after national team camp.

BFA hot seat occupied

26th September 2017

Botswana Football Association (BFA) has appointed former Township Rollers treasurer Mfolo Edwin Mfolo as its new Chief Executive Officer in a shock announcement this week. According to official correspondence from the association, Mfolo has been seconded from the Ministry of Tertiary Education for a term of two years.

She Vultures demand recognition

26th September 2017

The captain of the women’s senior national rugby team Kagiso Makgatho this week accused the Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) of not doing enough to support the national ladies team. Makgatho, who is also player- Coach for the Botswana Accountancy College North (BAC N) team was speaking shortly after hammering UB Rhinos 14-5 this past weekend at SSKB stadium to claim the 2017 BRU ladies league championship title.

Fencing activities far in between

26th September 2017

The growth of fencing in Botswana continues to be stifled by lack of activity and commitment from affiliates. This past weekend Botswana Amateur Fencing Association (BAFS) affiliates failed to show up for a tournament held in Gaborone. Nevertheless, the tournament went on with a hand full of athletes at the Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) dojo. In an interview this week, tournament organiser Thato Mpolokang said the categories included cadets and seniors athletes both male and female. “Ages ranged from nine years to 40 years.

Kepaletswe a gift to local basketball

26th September 2017

Olebile Kepaletswe is one mastermind behind Botswana Basketball and he aspires to see the sport reaching greater heights in the country. The passionate coach has been part of the Botswana Basketball Association (BBA) since 2004. Through his industry Kepaletswe has helped to form and nurture a total number of 20 basketball teams in the North Central district.

TAFIC, Rollers collide in Ghetto

26th September 2017

The BTC Premiership between Francistown giants TAFIC Sporting Club and 2016/17 reigning champions Township Rollers will headline the start of the new football season this weekend. Matjimenyenga will face off against the mighty Popa this Saturday at the popular Francistown Sports complex. The home town legends are expected to go all out and pull a shock upset against the MmaMasire glamour boys.

TAFIC announce P150 000 technical sponsorship

26th September 2017

TAFIC sporting club popularly known as the Matjimenyenga this week unveiled a kit sponsorship to the tune of P150 000 during a press conference in Francistown. The sponsorship announcement comes ahead of the crucial encounter between TAFIC and Township Rollers at the Francistown Sports Complex this Sarurday. Speaking before the official unveiling of the team kit, Director of E Volia sportswear Maokaneng Bontshetse reminded those in attendance that his love for TAFIC can be traced back when the team was still hot property in the premier league.

Gabs in Premier League draught

26th September 2017

Gaborone football supporters will have to wait a little bit longer before they can feast on the much anticipated 2017/18 BTC Premiership season. As things stand no premiership game will be played in the city for at least the next four weeks. The league is scheduled to roll into action this coming Saturday. However information reaching Sun Sport is that no game will be played in Gaborone until the 21st of October when Mochudi Centre Chiefs take on Black forest. The national stadium was extensively damaged after the infamous GIMC music festival hosted a few weeks ago.

Mpoeleng returns to Notwane

26th September 2017

Mpoeleng ‘Stopper’ Mpoeleng has seen it all in local football. During a career that spans 16 years, Stopper has played for several local clubs including Nico United, FC Satmos and Mochudi Centre Chiefs. At the ripe old age of 37 Mpoeleng is not ready to hand his football boots yet. In the twilight of his career, Mpoeleng has come full circle after joining National First Division South outfit Notwane FC in the current season.

Criminals target Makwala

14th September 2017

Coach Justice Dipeba robbed after Makwala leaves his house

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.


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