Sports

Fans call for Bright's head

The few Zebras’ supporters that graced the weekend game against Leslotho at the national stadium have called for national team coach Major David Bright to be axed. A fan that went to see Major David Bright's charges in action Thatayothe Basalumi said the Association should look for someone who will improve the national team and bring results quickly. "Bright is not a good coach the only thing that got him that coaching seat is his achievement with the Under 23 a few years back, he has failed in the First Division and his tactics are proving to be outdated."


28th March 2018

BBA on fishing expedition

28th March 2018

Botswana Badminton Association is casting its net across the country with the hope of increasing the number of participants in each of their Championships. This follows the weekend tournament played at Oodi College of Applied Arts and Technology, which attracted only seven of the expected ten clubs. Speaking after the tournament, BBA mouthpiece Barulaganyi Ncube said mass participation will allow the sport to spread throughout the country. “We intend and strive to encourage as many clubs as we can. We have few clubs that are members of BBA. We want to reach as far as Maun and Francistown. We need many clubs under our wing,” he said.UB Badminton Club and Orapa Badminton Club missed out on this year’s first championships. "Lobatse Club didn't meet the registration deadline. UB, had a valid reason for their absenteeism, they were still engaged with Intervarsity Games, but as for Orapa I am yet to hear from them," he said.Ncube said the Championship went well despite limited resources. "We want retired players to come back and support these young athletes and pass down to them skills and experience to nurture and develop their talent."The next Championship is billed for April 28-29 and all the clubs are expected to participate in the Championship to improve their standings. At the moment, Jwaneng Club leads with 17 points, Gaborone is second with 13 points, Hurricanes are third with 11 points, and they are followed by People's in fourth with 11 points; Re-Empire is fifth with nine points; Infinite is sixth with seven points while OCAAT is tailing the log with two points.

History made as Rollers march to CAF Group stages

17th March 2018

Township Rollers made history as they became the first Botswana side to book a place in the group stages of the CAF Champions League following a goalless draw with Tanzanian champions Young Africans (Yanga) at a second leg match played at a packed National Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Rollers came into the reverse fixture leading 2-1 from their shock victory in Yanga's home ground a fortnight ago in Tanzania.

Township Rollers thump hapless Orapa United to be crowned the 2018 Mascom Top 8 champions

3rd March 2018

Defensive shambles and lack of creativity and commitment conspired to render Orapa United toothless as Township Rollers emphatically thumped them 4-2 in the Mascom Top 8 final duel played at the Francistown Sport Complex on Saturday afternoon.

ROLLERS FINEST HOUR

21st February 2018

Botswana’s motocross and off road sensation Vincent Crosbie is back in the saddle after winning the Malotwane national championship race this past weekend. The indomitable Crosbie who conquered the treacherous Dakar Rally in 2016 faced a lot of adversary that threatened his riding career last year. This past Saturday, Crosbie’s rivals were left behind in a cloud of dust as the talented rider rode to victory in the elite 450 cc category. Last year, Crosbie endured a freak accident when a trailer used to haul his bike fell on his hand and left him with a fracture. Crosbie had to do two operations before his hand could come back to normal. Nevertheless, this was not the only injury the ace rider had to endure.

Galaxy, Costa in CAF scuffle

21st February 2018

Mascom Top 8 reigning champions Jwaneng Galaxy will face Mozambique giants Costa Do Sol in a CAF Confederations Cup preliminary stage second leg match this evening (Wednesday) at the national stadium. The Jwaneng based outfits are aiming to reverse a 1-0 loss they suffered at the hands of Do Sol in Maputo a fortnight ago.

Botswana is conducive for youth games

21st February 2018

Officials at Confederation of University and Colleges Sports Association (CUCSA) Annual General Meeting have hailed Botswana as one of the best countries to host youth sports events in the continent. Speaking during the AGM held in Gaborone this past week, CUCSA President Ben Naobeb said Botswana is considered a safe African country to host different sporting events involving development athletes. Speaking at the CUCSA Annual General Meeting in Gaborone last week, Naobeb said Botswana provides a hospitable environment for athletes during international sporting events.

Rollers’ finest hour

21st February 2018

BY KABELO GADISE BTC Premiership reigning champions Township Rollers face Sudanese giants El-Merrikh tonight at the El-Merrikh Stadium in the Sudanese capital Omdurman. Popa go into the CAF champion’s league game leading El-Merrikh 3-0 after a superb first leg game played in Gaborone a fortnight ago. However, the marauding Popa are set to face the unexpected in Omdurman when they enter 43 000 seater Al-Merrikh stadium. Proverbial sparks are bound to fly, as both teams will be seeking to advance to the next stage of the lucrative CAF African championship. The MmaMasire based outfit needs to match their rivals pound for pound. Nonetheless El- Merrikh is expected to mount pressure into the Rollers defense where cracks might surface.

Local karate sensation in Malaysia

21st February 2018

Botswana’s under 60kg karate sensation Thabang Setshego is currently in Malaysia for a four –year business course in Human Resources Management. The Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) in conjunction with the Ministry of Education and Skills funded his studies through the Elite Scholarship Fund. The young karateka jetted off to the Asian nation last week Friday. In an interview with Sun Sports this week, Setshego said he is settling well in the foreign country, however he is not sure what will happen with his sports career in the meantime.

Curtain falls for Chikanda

21st February 2018

BY NEO MASANAKO The 2016 Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) sports man of the year Zibani Chikanda has decided to hang up his boxing gloves. Chikanda’s last bout was during the national championships held last year in Gaborone, He easily defeated his opponent 3-0 to retain his title as the under 75kg champion, a position he held for the past nine years. Chikanda’s journey in the boxing fraternity began almost a decade ago and now at the age of 33, Chikanda feels that his body has had enough.

Local boxers get international exposure

21st February 2018

 Three local boxers are expected to compete in the international Fox Sports Africa boxing in Mbabane, Swaziland this Friday. The international boxing bill follows a simillar event that was held in Gaborone last year December. Fox Sports,a global leader in premium sports broadcasting continues to pack a mean punch with its fifth edition of Africa Boxing which includes multiple events.

Chess National champs take off

21st February 2018

The Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) will host over 300 players during a national chess championship in Gaborone this weekend. The tournament will be the first National Championship qualifiers sponsored by Metropolitan Botswana. “In the first qualifiers stage of the tournament we will have players in the open section battling it out for 23 slots at the second stage of the National Championship. In the ladies section they will be battling it out to fill 17 available slot at the second qualifiers stage,” a statement from the BCF reads.

Former TAFIC coach job hunting

21st February 2018

BY PETER MADIYA Former TAFIC FC head coach Elias Chinyemba this week confirmed that he will not be taking the reigns at Debswana National First Division rookies Calendar Stars. Chinyemba who orchastrated TAFIC’s heroic return to the BTC Premiers league this week confirmed that there is no deal between him and Calender Stars. The coach who unceremoneously parted ways with TAFIC last year said he only managed to train with the team for two days before the deal collapsed. “I was supposed to land a job as the head coach for the DNFD rookies.


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