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27 Jul 2017

Jomo Moatlhaping struck twice to lead Premier League rookies Sharps Shooting Stars to the inaugural Gaborone Mayor’s Cup title.

The former Zebras frontman netted a goal each half as his side beat a makeshift Mochudi Centre Chiefs team 2–0 in the finals to get their first silverware of the season.

27 Jul 2017

Veteran defender Boitumelo Mafoko’s swansong year got even better as he was named Jwaneng Galaxy’s Player of the Season.

The defender beat a strong competition from fellow nominees Thabang Sesinyi and team goalkeeper Anthony Gouws to nab the awards’ most prestigious accolade.

As the biggest winner of the night, Mafoko walked away with a trophy as well as P5 000 prize money.

27 Jul 2017

Team Botswana has managed to scoop three bronze medals from swimming, athletics and boxing at the just ended Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) at Nassau, Bahamas.

The games which started from July 18 to 23 were said to be a success.

Botswana got a great start at the games as James Freeman clinched a bronze medal in the Men 1 500m Freestyle swimming.

27 Jul 2017

A team of 11 karateka from the Botswana Hayashi-Ha Karate Union left for Barcelona, Spain, on Monday to compete at the 8th Hayashi-Ha World Championships.

The tournament, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, will see the local boys go head to head with karateka from 18 other countries in search of gold.

27 Jul 2017

The third edition of the annual New Horizon Open Table Tennis Championships will take place this weekend at Gaborone Secondary School.

New Horizon Table Tennis Club official Marang Ramahobo said at least 200 players have expressed interest taking part.

27 Jul 2017

As her commitment to grooming future chess masters, former Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) spokesperson Keenese Katisenge is set to open a chess academy.

Now on the sidelines after her term in the BCF Executive Committee came to an end, Katisenge is now eyeing the development of chess players as she makes a comeback to the game she loves.

23 Jul 2017

Football analysts have received the decision by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to increase competing teams for AFCON from 16 to 24 with mixed feelings.

“It was a huge mistake by CAF to increase the numbers from 16 to 24. It is counter-productive and ridiculous” observes local analyst, Jimmy George.

23 Jul 2017

Botswana’s top Paralympics athlete Keatlaretse Mabote is on the brink of sidelining the track. While many athletes quit due to injury or retirement, Mabote’s athletics career will be cut short by frustration surrounding his welfare as a national athlete.

23 Jul 2017

The Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Thapelo Olopeng has vowed to do all in his power to ensure the national Under-21 netball team, “Dinaletsana,” is kept intact.

23 Jul 2017

The Botswana Cricket Association (BCA) is gunning for the upcoming Cricket Eight Nations tournament to be played in the last week of August.

The tournament that initially started as a four nation’s tournament grew to eight nations last year. It is in its second year and according to BCA officials the tournament is positively growing in the right direction.

18 Jul 2017

The future of Botswana Football Association Chief executive Officer (BFA CEO), Ookeditse Malesu, who is on probation, is not certain.

According to sources close to the BFA leadership, the BFA NEC is not happy about his performance and it is likely that he will not be given a contract.

18 Jul 2017

A heart-breaking goal ratio loss that knocked Botswana’s national Under-23 netball team has not deterred the team.

Following their unceremonious exit from the Top 8 contention places, Dinaletsana rallied back to record crucial wins as they sought to finish in the top 10 bracket.

18 Jul 2017

Botswana’s top Paralympics athlete Keatlaretse Mabote is on the brink of sidelining the track. While many athletes quit due to injury or retirement, Mabote’s athletics career will be cut short by frustration surrounding his welfare as a national athlete.

18 Jul 2017

BTC Premiership champions Township Rollers camp is haunted by an unsettling period due to its cost cutting measures affecting players’ wages.

18 Jul 2017

Botswana Softball Association senior men’s national team has made history at the ongoing XV Men’s Softball World Championships in Canada by qualifying for the quarter finals stage, the first time in history that Botswana has done so.

Botswana finished the first round ties in fourth place with Czech Republic and Denmark, all three having won three games and losing four. 

18 Jul 2017

The Gaborone 2017 Netball World Youth Cup (NWYC) comes to an end today after nine days of enthralling encounters.

In what was an all action display, Batswana were kept on the edge of their seats as their national junior team, Dinaletsana, took them on a rollercoaster ride.

14 Jul 2017

Opposition Members of Parliament have expressed great concern over what appears to them to be absence from parliament by ministers to answer questions as pre-arranged in the order paper.

On Monday the no show by ministers prompted the parliament’s business of the day to end prematurely.

14 Jul 2017

“I swear by the Almighty God, that I will do diligently for my nation and the country at large, so help me God,” so swore new Zebras coach Major David Bright.

Whether he was playing to the gallery or not, the taking of oath by Bright, unsolicited as it was, signalled how serious the job of leading the Botswana national football team is.

14 Jul 2017

The team to the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games promises to do better than in the previous event and bring glory home.

14 Jul 2017

All roads led to the Orapa mining town at the weekend as Debswana held its annual inter-mine competitions between its three operations, Jwaneng Mine, Orapa Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines (OLDM) and the Debswana Corporate Centre (DCC).

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