Sports

Cycling fails to charm women

Johnmol Cycling Club founder Karabo Moletsana says most women seem disinterested in joining the cycling sport. Out of 28 athletes found in his club, only four are women. Moletsana was speaking on the side -lines of a new partnership deal between Johnmol Club and a locally based auditing firm (KPMG) recently. KPMG has offered to sponsor a youth development team from Johnmol Cycling Club and all four of them are male. KPMG will be paying for meals, transportation and registration fees, for the four young cyclists.


12th February 2018

Cycling fails to charm women

12th February 2018

Johnmol Cycling Club founder Karabo Moletsana says most women seem disinterested in joining the cycling sport. Out of 28 athletes found in his club, only four are women. Moletsana was speaking on the side -lines of a new partnership deal between Johnmol Club and a locally based auditing firm (KPMG) recently. KPMG has offered to sponsor a youth development team from Johnmol Cycling Club and all four of them are male. KPMG will be paying for meals, transportation and registration fees, for the four young cyclists.

Injuries hold Nyumasi back

12th February 2018

Orapa United attacking midfielder Tendai Nyumasi’s nagging thigh injury to have negative effects on his football career. This past weekend when Orapa humiliated Gaborone United (GU) 4-1in a Mascom Top 8 second leg semi-final clash, Nyumasi could not continue with the game because of his painful injury. Nyumasi found himself substituted by Ronald Chikomo 10 minutes into the second half of the game. However, the 32-year-old Zimbabwean player could not take it anymore as his emotions got the best of him when he walked out of the pitch.

Makwala Challenge donates to schools

12th February 2018

The 2017 Makwala Challenge Cup that was held in Tutume this past December raised enough funds to buy sports equipment for six primary schools in the north eastern village. The equipment was handed over to all the schools earlier this month by 400m track star Isaac Makwala. The equipment includes balls and related sports accessories for sport codes like football, volleyball, basketball, softball and athletics. Some of the beneficiaries from the football event include Selowane, Tutume, Magapatona and Timbi,Maphorisa and Thini.

Athletes village in sorry state

12th February 2018

The Botswana National Sports Commission’s (BNSC) athlete village located in Gaborone is said to be in a sorry state. The complex, which is used to house athletes in camp for national team assignments is said to be in need of serious maintenance work. This was revealed during the recent Sports Pitso held in Palapye, this past weekend. When presenting on national sports association issues, Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) president Tshepo Bathai said the complex is experiencing a litany of maintenance issues including plumbing as water often spills all over the complex floor. “Fire extinguishers have been expired since 2015. The furniture is old and some doors have been unhinged.

Orapa United beat GU to set up Top 8 date with Rollers

3rd February 2018

Orapa United and Township Rollers will meet in the Mascom Top 8 final for the second time in three years after the Ostritches eased 4-1 past a hapless Gaborone United in the second semi final played this Saturday evening at the National Stadium.

Local chess protégé’s compete in SA

17th January 2018

Two local chess protégé’s Arona Sharell and Laone Phoebe Moshoboro recently competed in 2017 South African Junior Chess Championships hosted by 4 Knights International Events. The event was held from 04th until 12th January 2018. The two junior player both hold the impressive title of Candidate Master (CM). The SA trip was financed by their doting mother Dipolelo Moshorobo. “Laone got her title in Zambia, 2016 while she was seven years and Arona got hers last year in Zimbabwe at only ten years.

P10K bonus motivates Matjimenyenga

17th January 2018

Francistown BTC Premiership out TAFIC FC registred an emphatic 1-0 victory over Lobatse rivals Extension Gunners under food lights last this past weekend in Francistown. Nevertheless, it appears that Matjimenyenga trotted into the Franciastown Sports Complex with extra motivation when the faced the Peleng giants.

Local tennis team comes short

17th January 2018

Botswana national junior tennis team coach Kagiso Kelebeile this week expressed satisfaction over his team’s performance during the recent African Junior tennis zonal championships held in Gaborone. The weeklong Southern African regional championships, concluded earlier this week. The tournament was used as a qualifier for the African junior championships finals scheduled for March in Tunisia.

Fraiser unavailable for TAFIC tonight

17th January 2018

Prolific striker Bonolo Fraiser who is currently a subject of discussion between BTC Premiership clubs TAFIC and Miscellaneous is not expected to feature in tonight’s encounter between the two clubs in Serowe. In an interview with Sun Sports this week, TAFIC’s Technical manager Carlos Motaung confirmed the current developments adding that his team have long approached the Serowe based outfit for the services of Fraser. “After approaching the team, they gave us a go ahead to negotiate with the player, which we have done already.

Bagwasi hopes to fight again

17th January 2018

Local middleweight boxer Kagiso Bagwasi is currently making plans to return to the ring following a near fatal knife attack last year. In an interview with Sun Sports this week, Bagwasi said he has not yet fully recovered as he has another surgery scheduled for this year in his right bicep. The promising athlete is pleading with Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) and Botswana Boxing Association (BoBA) to support him in his recovery and return to the ring.

BoBA short changes athletes

22nd November 2017

Reports coming out of the Botswana Boxing Association (BoBA) camp this week are that the once thriving sport code is currently experiencing financial doldrums. The state of BoBA financing came under scrutiny after the cancellation of the association’s flagship national championships, which was scheduled for Jwaneng mining town this month. Allegations reaching Sun Sports are that BoBA spent close to P 450 000 on 49 kg boxer Mohammed Otukile’s participation at the AIBA World Boxing Championships held in Germany recently. According to sources this misguided trip to Germany is alleged to have contributed to the bleeding of the associations’ already depleted coffers. According to sources close to the matter, the association failed to draw an accurate budget and ended up spent thousands of Pula’s in assisting Otukile to compete in Germany. However, decisions made leading up to the world championships have came back to haunt the association after Otukile did not make it past preliminary stages of the event.

Gunners make Top 8 debut

22nd November 2017

Lobatse outfit Extension Gunners make their Mascom Top 8 debut against Gaborone United (GU) at the national stadium this weekend. Gunners who have been blowing hot and cold in the first round of the 2017/18 premier league season will be going into the game as underdogs given the fact that GU have already won the tournament on two occasions. Gunners’ taciturn headcoach Tumie Duiker is under no illusion that they can win the tournament in their first attempt. “It is the wish of any coach to win a cup competition.


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