Sports

World Chess President is in town

President of World Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsam Ilyumzhinov is expected to arrive in Botswana today (Wednesday). During his stay Illyumizhinov is scheduled to have a closed door meeting with the Minister of Basic Education Unity Dow this afternoon.


18th August 2017

Inaugural Dlala cup in Maun

14th August 2017

Bank Gaborone has splashed a whopping P 100 000 towards the Bank Gaborone Dlala Cup football tournament scheduled for Maun this weekend. The sponsorship was launched yesterday in Gaborone. The Bank, in collaboration with Uturndipsy Trust, founded by local football legend Diphetogo Selolwane will host a one day football tournament as a way of raising funds for the trust.

Makwala GUTTED

14th August 2017

Botswana sensational 400m runner Isaac Makwala was disqualified from last night’s 400m final at the on going IAAF world championships in London, UK. To most local track and field supporters this decision by the IAAF stinks. Given Makwala's recent form during the 400m heats and the semi finals, one would say that something is not smelling right with this shocking decision.

Kalavango return from retreat

14th August 2017

The 2016 Mascom Volleyball League runners up and 2017 BMW Capital Motors cup reigning champions Kalavango Volleyball Club recently returned from a three day retreat in Durban, South Africa. The trip was meant to boost team spirit, networking and benchmarking. In an interview this week, Kalavango’s newly elected Chairman Chopdat Gaetshajwe said all their targets have been met.

Galaxy sign Molefhe

8th August 2017

Former Mochudi Centre Chiefs winger Ayanda Molefhe is certain that he has found greener pastures at his new team Jwaneng Galaxy FC. The speedy winger recently completed his move to the 2016/17 Premier league runners up where he joins former Chiefs coach Mike ‘Dubula’ Sithole. Molefhe who has already spent the last four weeks in Jwaneng, said there is no doubt that he made the right decision in joining Galaxy.

Botswana to host Diamond league

8th August 2017

Sports View runners club chairperson Glody Dube this week announced an ambitious plan to bring the cosmopolitan Diamond League track and field showpiece to local shores. Dube was speaking during the launch of the 2018 Gaborone International Meet (GIM), Local Organising Committee (LOC) launch in Gaborone yesterday (Tuesday).

Maloka wins Table Tennis Championship

8th August 2017

Moshupa Spinners Club’s Bokang Maloka has emerged the New Horizon Table Tennis Open Men’s single champion this past weekend. Maloka beat his longtime rival Bonolo Mabote in the highly contested senior men’s category after winning the game 3-0.In an interview this week, Maloka explained how he has managed to stop Mabote’s grip of the champion.” I was well prepared for this game I knew I was going to face him in the tournament, so I was prepared for everything he will bring to me,” he said.

TAFIC wrangle with star player

8th August 2017

The recently promoted BTC premiership outfit TAFIC are involved in a heated conflict with their talented attacker Tebogo Mathumo. The up and coming player was recently called to the Zebras camp by former headcoach Peter Butler. This week, sources close to Tafic said Mathumo made his intentions clear that he was going to pursue his studies in Gaborone. Sources who prefer anonymity said it did not go down well with some in TAFIC management hence.

BNSC, BMS split over MoXAn

26th July 2017

The Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) will not be lending financial support to the 2017 Motocross of African Nations (MoXAN) scheduled for next month in MmaMashia village.

Botswana Karate Team off to explosive start in Cape Town

8th July 2017

The annual Ryushinkan International Karate Africa Championship that began this Friday in South Africa kicked up to an impressive start for the Botswana team that managed a haul of 9 medals on Day One.

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

7th July 2017

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).

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.


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