Sports

25 Jun 2017

The Botswana Premier League (BPL) board of governors has stamped itself in the foot by adopting the BDO audit report that they ignored leading to an ‘outside’ forensic audit that resulted in the sacking of ex-CEO Bennet Mamelodi.

“We have adopted the BDO audit report,” confirmed BPL interim CEO Thabo Ntshinogang. 

Mamelodi was accused of financial mismanagement.

25 Jun 2017

The upcoming Kalahari Associates Gaborone chess championship will come with new rules imposed by FIDE. The Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) has revealed that screwed will be tightened at the tournament scheduled for July 1 to 2.

Slated for Legae academy in Gaborone, the tournament will be played in three sections including open, ladies and youth category. 

25 Jun 2017

Kiran Bhagat, the cardiologist specialist’s advice to sporting athletes is to seek medical attention before they engage in sport to avoid sudden death or any complications. 

Bhagat of Cardiac Clinic was approach by Sunday Standard Sport to seek his advice on how best athletes and sporting bodies can avoid death of athletes due to heart related diseases. 

25 Jun 2017

Troubled Botswana Football Association (BFA) this week sacked long-serving welfare manager Sakaeyo Jane and goalkeeper coach Joseph Maposa. 

The two were unceremoniously relieved of their duties ahead of the national team camp conducted in Jwaneng, where the squad is preparing for their upcoming COSAFA Cup assignment against Zambia next week in South Africa.

25 Jun 2017

As a little known player leading the attack of Gaborone United youthful striker Tumisang “Teenage’ Orebonye had a season he made a mark on.

In what was his breakthrough season, the lanky striker finished the season as the second leading goalscorer with 16 goals, just a goal shy from Township Rollers veteran, Terrence Mandaza.

25 Jun 2017

The name of Phillip Revaka may not be well known among local Batswana, but very soon, it may be on the lips of many sport loving people of the nation.

25 Jun 2017

Incoming sports National Federations (NF) committee members have been implored to put sports ahead of their own interests.

The call was made by the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) president Negroes Kgosietsile at the end of a seven-day course targeted at empowering newly appointed NF committee members with “necessary skills and knowledge” in sports administration.

18 Jun 2017

Butler's major downfall with the BFA was to do with his conduct and undermining of authority. His utterances on numerous occasions rubbed his principals the wrong way.  He was brash and sometimes it bordered on what we saw on our neighbours at some era – to the south and north. O ne a re nyatsa.

18 Jun 2017

Dissatisfied Local coaches are currently engaged in discussions with the Botswana Football Association (BFA) regarding their intentions of forming an association in the country. 

It has emerged that the disgruntled coaches have expressed their wish to pursue the elevation of the technical aspect of the game and guide BFA on that side of the game.

18 Jun 2017

The much anticipated Selibe Phikwe softball extravaganza is expected to reignite the rivalry of the town’s local softball clubs. 

Hosted by Phikwe-based Comets, the 16-team tournament is slated for July 15 to 17 with the preliminary rounds expected to start at the end of this month.