Sports

Rising chess star defeats Grand Master

Local chess player Candidate Master (CM) Ndawana Mosenya is on a mission to acquire a new Fide Master (FM) title by the end of this year. Speaking to this publication in an interview this week, Mosenya said that he is aiming for the stars and his intention is to change his current rankings and title (CM). The ambitious Mosenya feels that the current title does not suit his current game level. “I feel above it, this is my year of breakthrough and bringing home positive results. This is a work in progress that I am willing to undergo,” he said.


14th September 2017

Local fencing continues to grow

14th September 2017

 Botswana Amateur Fencing Association (BAFS) joined in the world fencing day celebrations in Gaborone this past weekend. The combat sport association has been in Botswana for a number of years but it only came to prominence during the 2014 African Youth Games. The popular Olympic sport has three different styles including foil, sabre and epee.

Mafu’s future at Magosi yet to be decided

14th September 2017

While financial constraints continue to hover around BTC premiership outfit Mochudi Centre Chiefs ahead of the league commencement, headcoach Bongani Mafu’s future with the team is yet to be decided. Mafu, who has been the talk of the town for quite some time now, is said to be greatly aggrieved by the financial state of Magosi Football Club.

BOKA foundation trust takes off

14th September 2017

Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) president Tshepo Bathai said the official BOKA fund raising arm known as Botswana Karate Foundation Trust has officially begun operating. Bathai made note of this in an interview with Sun Sports this week. According to the BOKA president, the trust will engage the public, private sector and other stakeholders to partner with BOKA in various initiatives.

Malesu targets BNOC presidency

7th September 2017

The search for the new Botswana National Olympic Committee president just got a lot more interesting. This week outgoing BFA Chief Executive Officer Ookeditse Malesu declared his interest to contest for the BNOC top position scheduled for the end of October. This will not be the first time Malesu tries his luck at the top seat.

Khama unleashed at Mmabesi 200

7th September 2017

Botswana motorsport enthusiasts are expected to come in droves for the eagerly anticipated Mmabesi 200 in Serowe this Saturday. The annual Botswana Motorsport race is in its second year running and forms part of the local motorsport championship.

British Chess GM in town

7th September 2017

British Chess Grand Master Nigel Short is expected to drill young chess players in Gaborone this week. During his visit Short is expected to play against 50 local athletes this coming weekend at Game City Mall in Gaborone. Short has been invited by Talking Squares Chess Trust to drill local chess players in an effort to breed local Grand Masters.

IAAF President apologises

18th August 2017

The president of IAAF Sebastian Coe is expected in Botswana next year to give a formal apology over the unfair treatment of local 400m sprinter Isaac Makwala at the2017 World championships held in London recently. Team Botswana Head of Delegation Moses Raphutshe confirmed in an interview with Sun Sports yesterday (Tuesday). Raphutshe was speaking during the Team Botswana welcome ceremony at Avani Hotel in Gaborone.

Mak races in Zurich

18th August 2017

Batswana will have to wait a lot longer for Isaac Makwala’s triumphant return to home soil following a heroic 200m-time trial at the recently ended IAAF World Championships. Half the world tuned in to see Makwala qualify for the 200m finals after he was controversially disqualified for the eagerly anticipated 400m final. The 200 and 400m sprinter is expected to be in Zurich, Switzerland where he will compete in the finals of the IAAF Diamond league on 24th August.

KWF prepares world cup

18th August 2017

Two local athletes Tlotlang Theetso and Panakie Thoolebe are all set to represent the country at the 2017 Karatenomich Federation (KWF) World Cup and Conference scheduled for Malta on the 28th September. This week two of the athletes Theetso (U60 kg) and Thoolebe (68kg) said they are ready to take on the world in Malta. Following their impressive performance over the weekend during the Botswana KWF championships held in Gaborone the U18 team athletes said they are aiming to shock their more fancied opponents in the European nation.

Sebego linked to Notwane

18th August 2017

Members of National First Division outfit Notwane FC to take over as chairman have reportedly approached former Botswana Football Association (BFA) president Tebogo Sebego. Reports reaching Sun Sports are that Notwane supporters are unhappy with the current committee chairman Chimidzani Chimidza who recently took over from Arnold Somolekae. Chimidza’s main objective was to lead the club back to the elite league.

Home-schooled protégé dominates local tennis

18th August 2017

Local tennis protégé Denzel Seetso is promising to become Botswana’s next professional tennis star. The young player’s mother Martina Seetso is ready to guide her son’s career to the highest levels in the sport. Speaking at the recently held Motor Centre Botswana Junior Open Tournament Championships in Gaborone, the doting parent said she would not rest until her son realises his dream.

BOTESSA team competes in Taiwan

18th August 2017

Botswana Tertiary School Sports Association (BOTESSA) is expected to send an 18 strong team to Taiwan for the International University Sports Federation games. The athletes were selected during the recent BOTESSA competitions. The team comprises eight athletes (track and field), two badminton players, two table tennis players and two lawn tennis players.


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