Sports

Zim giants lampoon TAFIC

The Chief Executive Officer of Zimbabwean premier league giants Highlanders, this week ridiculed local rivals TAFIC fornot taking their brand seriously. Speaking during a press event for the weekend game between the two teams, Nhlanhla Dube poked fun at TAFIC management for failing to don their team replicas at a press conference in Francistown.


26th October 2017

Fencing in anti-climax year finale

26th October 2017

The troubled Botswana Amateur Fencing Society (BAFS) held its national championships in Gaborone this past weekend. The championships marked the end of the tumultuous 2017 calendar for the fairly new sport code. BAFS has had its fair share of controversy this year with a divided committee that spilled over to affect affiliates.

Setshego competes in Spain

26th October 2017

Rising karate star Thabang Setshego departed for the World Karate Championships that are expected to start this week in Spain. However, the sensational Kumite athlete almost missed it following a decision by the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) not to fund any athlete over 18 years old.

Magosi seek shock upset

26th October 2017

The most enticing game of the BTC Premiership this weekend is arguably between Kgatleng sleeping giants Mochudi Center Chiefs and 2016/17 reigning champions Township Rollers at the National stadium. In recent history, neither form nor the impressive roster from each side has decided the outcome of the match. This is the sort of fixture where the character of players will always lead to spectacular goals being scored and amazing acrobats in the goal line. The 12th man is also a big factor as tempers flare in the stands and errors being severely punished.

BPC powers cycle race

26th October 2017

The Botswana Power Cooperation (BPC) has sponsored the 2017 BPC Otse _ Kanye Cycling Challenge with a massive P155 000. The sponsorship deal was launched early this week in Gaborone. The race will begin and end in Mogobane Village on the 12th November 2017. Announcing the sponsorship deal to their partners Tsela Riders Cycling Club, BPC spokesperson Dineo Seleke said BPC will be sponsoring the cycling challenge for three years and they shall add 10 percent to the P155 000 for the remaining two years.

Elderly people must engage in sports-Dube

26th October 2017

The founder of Sports View runners Club also former Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) Vice President, Glody Dube says it is important for elderly people to be included in sport activities. Dube was speaking on the sidelines of the recent Sports View Club 10km marathon race this past weekend in Modipane.

BISA AGM embroiled in controversy

18th October 2017

The Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) is currently embroiled in controversy following the possible elimination of one of its candidates vying for the position of Secretary General at the upcoming electoral Annual General Meeting (AGM). This comes after his South Central zonal organiser Joy Kenosi failed to submit Lesego Muzila’s nomination form to BISA office in time.

TAFIC fortifies defense

18th October 2017

The first round of the 2017/18 BTC premiership season sees the recently promoted TAFIC FC maintaining damage limitation against more established opposition. The popular Francistown outfit is keen on surviving the season and maintaining their premier league status. Nevertheless Matjimenyenga seem to be doing a great job so far especially in the defense and midfield.

BGU president voted African Golf treasurer

18th October 2017

Botswana Golf Union (BGU) President Enoch Mushango was recently elected to serve the Africa Golf Confederation (AGC) as treasurer. AGC held its biennial congress recently in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

INF instructs BONA to assist injured Chetelo

18th October 2017

The International Netball Federation (INF) has appealed to Botswana Netball Association (BONA) to help local Umpire Abednico Chetelo recover from his ankle injury. Chetelo got injured when he was officiating at the Africa Cup tournament hosted in Uganda a few days before commencement of the Netball World Youth Cup (NWYC) games in July.Upon return from the official duty, BONA distanced itself from the injury saying it is the responsibility of the World body to take care of him. Chetelo’s situation forced him to solely run around town seeking medical treatment.

Katisenge opens Chess Academy

18th October 2017

Former Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) spokesperson and award winning sports administrator Keenese Katisenge this week announced the opening of her new Chess Academy called Limitless Minds Chess Academy.

Mapantsola face tough first hurdle

18th October 2017

BTC Premiership side Extension Gunners face off against an on form Jwaneng Galaxy at Lobatse Sports complex tonight. Mapatsola coach Itumeleng Duiker is drowning under his sweat with his game approach and tactics failing to reap positive results for the Lobatse based outfit. Duiker will have to redeem himself against a strong side Jwaneng Galaxy after he was downed by Mochudi Centre Chiefs this past weekend.

Van Niekerk, Semenya for GIM

4th October 2017

South African superstar sprinter Wayde Van Niekerk and middle-distance heroine Caster Semenya may be on their way to local shores. The 2018 Gaborone International Meet (GIM) Local Organising Committee (LOC) is currently hatching a plan to bring the high profile duo to compete before local track and field supporters. Preparations for the eagerly anticipated 2018 GIM are well underway.


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