Sports

Athletes village in sorry state

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.


12th February 2018

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.

Jele loses Olympic Scholarship

17th January 2018

Local middle distance runner Lydia Jele is currently under provisional suspension from all athletics activities. This comes after the 400m runners allegedly tested positive for banned substances late last year. Speaking during a media briefing earlier this week, Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) Chief Executive Officer Tuelo Serufho said investigations are still ongoing and they are yet to hear from the relevant anti- doping authorities. “BNOC awaits the analytical findings and the final decision of authorities to determine the future of the promising female athlete,” Serufho said. Should Jele be found guilty, she is likely to be banned from competing in athletics for a period not less than four years.

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.

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.

Wheelchair basketball tourney for Gabs

22nd November 2017

The Botswana Basketball Association (BBA) Disability Committee in conjunction with the University of Botswana will on the 25th November host the 2017 Malebogo “Max” wheelchair basketball tournament at the University of Botswana Basketball Courts. The wheel chair basketball tournament aims at raising awareness on Gender Based Violence during the commemorative 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence on Women and Children.

Forest are still formidable

22nd November 2017

Black Forest headcoach Reetsang Letlole said there is still a lot to play for in the first round of the 2017/18 BTC premiership first round. Following a loss to Extension Gunners in Lobatse this past weekend, Letlole said the Mankgodi outfit were poised to surpass their impressive season debut when they became the league rookie sensation last season. Magoleng were out witted and out hustled by Gunners in an uninspiring encounter in Lobatse this past Saturday.

Grass roots chess receives major boost

22nd November 2017

Grace World Africa Foundation Trust (GWAF) will on the 24th November donate chess equipment to the Chobe region. The equipment will be shared between 10 primary and two junior schools in the region.

ROLLERS DEFEND UNDEFEATED STREAK…

22nd November 2017

BTC premiership outfit Orapa United will be looking to pull an upset over archrivals Township Rollers when the two clash at the Molepolole Sports Complex this weekend. The Ostriches vs. Popa is fast becoming one of the most compelling fixtures in the domestic league. Moreover, Orapa are quickly building a reputation as Popa’s hoodoo team. An even more interesting fact is that Popa remain undefeated in seven games.


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