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BNOC elections this weekend

The Botswana sports landscape is expected to change drastically this Saturday when the watershed, Botswana National Olympic Committee elects new leadership in Gaborone. As things stand, there is no clear favourite to succeed long time BNOC president Negroes Kgosietsile, who announced he would not be contesting for the seat this time around.


4th October 2017

Zebras take on Namibia

4th October 2017

After securing his first win since taking over as the national team coach, Major David Bright is confident that the Zebras will be oozing confidence when they play Namibia in a friendly game this weekend. After their staggering 2-0 win against Ethiopia, Bright said it doesn’t matter how his side got the win and highlighted that the most vital facet is the win registered against a strong Ethiopina.

Dormant Vball team for Zone IV

4th October 2017

The once vibrant and successful Botswana Volleyball Association (BVF) and its affiliates are going through a rough patch. The situation is made even worse by the fact that the national team is preparing for the 2017 Zone 6 and African championships. This season the BVF has failed to run the once successful league due to lack of sponsorship. Former BVF league sponsors Mascom Wireless ended their partnership with the sport code last season.

Galaxy, GU clash tonight

27th September 2017

Mascom Top 8 Champions Jwaneng Galaxy will play against Gaborone United (GU) FC tonight at Jwaneng Stadium. Galaxy will be welcoming the Money Machine at their territory for the second week of the 2017/2018 BTC Premiership League games. The diamond mine-backed team is still in a jolly mood after starting the league with a 2-1 defeat over Sankoyo Bush Bucks last weekend. They come into today’s encounter, determined not to drop any unnecessary points. As the 2016/2017 league runners up, Galaxy are currently under a lot of pressure as they roll on to challenge the league honours this season.

Race for power takes ugly twist at BISA

27th September 2017

The race for power at Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) ahead of their Annual General Elections scheduled for November has taken an ugly twist. Vice President Montlenyane Radihephi is challenging President Joshua Gaotlhobogwe for the presidency. Radihephi was unleashed during the north zone meeting held in Maun a few days ago while Gaotlhobogwe was nominated in north central in Palapye.

Morapedi desperate to be Centre Chiefs’ head coach

27th September 2017

Mochudi Centre Chiefs interim coach Innocent Morapedi wants to take over the coaching role at the BTC Premiership giants. Morapedi has been serving as a subordinate for a very lengthy time and he might be the right candidate for the job as he comprehends the culture of the club better.

Tshireletso takes up new role under Kavazovic

27th September 2017

Township Rollers attacking midfielder Lemponye Tshireletso will have to downgrade his role from scoring goals to settling in the midfield and protect the Popa defence under the tutelage of new Serbian coach Nikola Kavazovic. The Serbian has called Tshireletso to fill the gaping pit left by the Malawian international Lawrence Majawa who departed to bitter rivals Mochudi Centre Chiefs.

Letshwiti takes a jab at Govt.

27th September 2017

President of the Botswana Football Association (BFA) Mclean Letshwiti has lashed at government for assuming that the country can do without the global football controlling body, FIFA. “Projects like the one we are witnessing today signify the importance of being a FIFA member. I have always heard people say what is the use of being a FIFA member? We can do this thing, stop being a FIFA member because there are no benefits,” said BFA president. FIFA financed BFA to construct a pitch with natural turf some years ago.

TAFIC redeems itself

27th September 2017

BTC Premiership returnee Tafic Sporting Club faced their earliest trial of the season when they lost by a thin margin of 2-1 to defending Champions Township Rollers this past weekend. However the Francistown based club managed to reedem itself last night when they defeated Tlokweng based Security Systems 2-1. During the weekend encounter against Rollers, Tafic was expected to cause an upset and fit the shoes of last season’s rookies Black Forest and Security Systems but that was never the case.

Malesu unveils his BNOC roadmap

27th September 2017

Former Botswana Football Association (BFA) CEO Ookeditse Malesu says if elected Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) president, he will ensure that elite athletes are given the dignity they deserve during and after competitions. Malesu said this when launching his manifesto to different BNOC affiliates earlier this week in Gaborone. As one of his biggest concerns, Malesu said local athletes are often overlooked despite having gone all out to represent the country. He said a number of prominent local athletes recently told him that they are often neglected after national team camp.

BFA hot seat occupied

26th September 2017

Botswana Football Association (BFA) has appointed former Township Rollers treasurer Mfolo Edwin Mfolo as its new Chief Executive Officer in a shock announcement this week. According to official correspondence from the association, Mfolo has been seconded from the Ministry of Tertiary Education for a term of two years.

She Vultures demand recognition

26th September 2017

The captain of the women’s senior national rugby team Kagiso Makgatho this week accused the Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) of not doing enough to support the national ladies team. Makgatho, who is also player- Coach for the Botswana Accountancy College North (BAC N) team was speaking shortly after hammering UB Rhinos 14-5 this past weekend at SSKB stadium to claim the 2017 BRU ladies league championship title.

Fencing activities far in between

26th September 2017

The growth of fencing in Botswana continues to be stifled by lack of activity and commitment from affiliates. This past weekend Botswana Amateur Fencing Association (BAFS) affiliates failed to show up for a tournament held in Gaborone. Nevertheless, the tournament went on with a hand full of athletes at the Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) dojo. In an interview this week, tournament organiser Thato Mpolokang said the categories included cadets and seniors athletes both male and female. “Ages ranged from nine years to 40 years.


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