Sports

Bad blood in GU’s camp

Rapula Okaile is a man under pressure to perform. A week ago the Gaborone United’s Chairperson and his team fired the entire technical team at the club consisting of technical director and stand-in coach Dragajlo Stanojlovic; goalkeeper coach Thabo Motang and assistant coach, Oris Radipotsane in favour of the European based Dutchman Maart Nooij and a Serbian physical trainer.


14th January 2016

Volleyball women prepare for Rio

14th January 2016

Botswana women’s volleyball team has been in training camp over the past week as it prepares for a grueling African Olympic Qualifier tournament to be played in Cameroon next month. A squad of about 18 players from four different league teams was assembled for the training routine that takes place every morning and evening at the Botswana National Youth Council (BNYC) Hall.

Constituency tournament snowed under in Thamaga

14th January 2016

Thamaga-Kumakwane Constituency Tournaments are faced with challenges of lack of sporting facilities. Tournaments’ Committee Chairman Lele Pheto says they don’t have playing grounds in Thamaga although the number of their participating teams has increased. He says the most affected code is football.

Rollers, Chiefs in mouthwatering Top 8 clash

14th January 2016

It was not the draw many local football supporters were looking for, but the pairing of Botswana’s current top four sides at yesterday’s Mascom Top 8 Semi-Final Draw resulted in what promises to be a bloodbath battle between Township Rollers and Mochudi Centre Chiefs.

Botswana snubs Messi

14th January 2016

Zebras’ captain Joel Mogorosi is among the 30 national team captains who did not think highly of Monday night’s Ballon D’Or winner Lionel Messi. Instead, the Township Rollers’ winger voted for Christiano Ronaldo as the best and did not even include Messi in the list of his top three best footballers of 2015.

Big sides raid minnows this transfer window

13th January 2016

It’s all systems go for all teams in the beMobile Premiership this January transfer window as they jostle for available signatures. The transfer window has however come at a wrong time for relegation threatened teams which have been raided by the so-called big teams. Motlakase are expected to lose four of their prized assets.

United show Oris and Drago the door, await a Dutchman

9th January 2016

Coach Dragojlo Stanojlovic still cannot believe what befell him over the past festive break. The ink had hardly dried on his two-year contract with Gaborone United, but the club ruthlessly fired him from his positions as Technical Director and stand-in coach.

Sithole’s future uncertain at Chiefs

9th January 2016

Michael Sithole’s future at Mochudi Center Chiefs still hangs in the balance with club officials still reported to be huffing and puffing to have a final word.

Botswana in another doping scandal

9th January 2016

A pair of local rugby sevens national team players faces a four-year ban from sport after they failed a random doping test conducted last November at the African qualifiers’ tournament for this year’s Olympic Games held in South Africa.

Ostriches dare army men

20th December 2015

BDF XI will travel to Itekeng Stadium this Friday where they will try to be the first beMOBILE Premiership team to beat Orapa United at their home ground.
Thus far, the Ostriches of Orapa remain undefeated at their home ground. Their performance at the Itekeng fortress has not gone unnoticed by both rival teams and supporters.

Young Marape shines again at Lusaka meet

20th December 2015

The Botswana youth chess team ended the year on a good note with an impressive performance at the African Youth Chess Championships held in Lusaka Zambia from 05-13 December 2015.

All eyes on Tsotso Ngele tonight

20th December 2015

Coach Major David Bright and goalkeeper Kabelo Dambe are convinced that given enough game time and opportunity, Mogakolodi Tsotso Ngele could prove  to be the game changer in tonight’s encounter between Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout final.

Club face the axe

20th December 2015

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) president Tebogo Sebego has called for the improvement in quality of local club administrators in the effort to take the local league towards professionalism.


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