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THREE WAY TUSSLE...Thebe chases Van Niekerk and Merrit

The athletics world was robbed during the 2016 Rio Olympic games when rising star Baboloki Thebe (400m) sustained an injury during the international showpiece that saw South African runner Wayde Van Niekerk winning a gold medal in the category. However, this time around the stage is set for a fit Thebe to finally come face to face with the raw pace of Van Niekerk and American LaShawn Merrit in Lausanne, Switzerland tomorrow (Thursday).


7th July 2017

BAA competes in Commonwealth and World Champs

7th July 2017

Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) is expected to send two separate teams to the Youth World championships in Kenya and the Commonwealth youth games in the Bahamas. The Commonwealth Youth Games are scheduled for 18-23 July 2017 in Nassau, Bahamas. The team is expected to depart for Bahamas on 15th July 2017.

Oatlhotse, Sabure claim honors

7th July 2017

This past weekend saw International Master (IM) Providence Oatlhotse and Women Grand Master (WGM) Tuduetso Sabure crowned as the 2017 Gaborone Open Chess champions in their respective categories.

Sowa hosts Olympic day celebrations

7th July 2017

The mining town of Sowa is currently hosting this year’s Olympic Day Celebrations.The celebration which commenced on 2nd July are expected to conclude tomorrow (Thursday).

BPL experiences supporters' cold feet

7th July 2017

Botswana Premier League (BPL) interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Thabo Ntshinogang is of the view that BTC premiership clubs should form a formidable team along with his office. Ntshinogang reckons this will ensure that spectators flock the stadiums in the upcoming 2017/18 season.

OFF ROAD BATTLE

23rd June 2017

Since 2015 the Toyota Gazoo team has had an iron grip on the marathon Toyota 1000km Desert Race. Having blown away most of their competition including entries from Ford and Nissan, many will expect the Toyota Gazoo team to run away with the title when the 2017 edition of the 1000 km Desert Race commences in Jwaneng mining town this weekend. However, Toyota will have their hands full in the elite FIA class when they go head to head with a new entry in the form of the Elf Renault Duster team.

BFA invites intermediaries

23rd June 2017

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) recently invited intermediaries or companies that will take over from the previous FIFA agents who were dealing with the sale and contract of football players in the domestic league. Following the hostile ousting of former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and the arrival of Gianni Infantino a new system has since been put in place. In a brief interview this week BFA spokesperson Tumo Mpatane confirmed the recent changes.

Mayor’s Cup tourney slated for July

23rd June 2017

The recently introduced Mayor’s Cup is expected to fill the cracks left by the once popular Kabelano Charity Cup, the Health and Charity one-day tournament will kick off on July 22 and will pit four local teams against one another.

Team Botswana defends AUSC title

23rd June 2017

The Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) has set a target of 30 medals from 40 athletes expected to compete at the 2017 Africa Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 championships scheduled for Maputo, Mozambique this weekend.

Butler quits

14th June 2017

The Zebras 1-0 loss to Mauritania this past weekend might have been a tipping point in the rocky relationship between English headcoach Peter Butler and his employers at the BFA Botswana Football Association.

Trouble brewing at BOKA

14th June 2017

Things are expected to get awry at the Botswana Karate Association (BOKA). Information reaching Sun Sports is that the highly trained combat sport athletes at BOKA are threatening to sabotage and possibly hurt one another in order to make it into the national team.

Ladies’ chess team doing well in Zambia

14th June 2017

Women International Master (WIM) BoikhutsoMudongo, Onkemetse Francis, Tshepiso Lopang and Ndachipiwa Kgomotso are currently dominating the ladies’ section at the on-going Zone 4.3 Chess tournament in Livingstone, Zambia. According to Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) Public Relations Officer Kutlwano Tatolo, the four ladies representing the country at the championships are performing exceptionally well.

Softball team ready for world champs

14th June 2017

Botswana’s softball national men’s team is aiming to finish in top 8 at the upcoming World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC). The international competition is scheduled for 7th July in Whitehorse Yukon, Canada.


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