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17 Jun 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

Despite the fleece, the Botswana Premier League (BPL) is still in the red. The league is currently said to be back to close to P3 million in debt.

This was revealed by the league Vice Chairman Solomon Mantswe addressing the BPL Annual General Assembly (AGM) this past Friday.

17 Jun 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

After months of futile attempts to uncover the truth, the Botswana Premier League (BPL) has acknowledged being faced with problems with the league sponsors - the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC).

17 Jun 2019

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

Jwaneng Galaxy’s war with the Botswana Premier League over the rescheduled match between Township Rollers and Miscellaneous is far from over.

On the 7th of May this year, the Jwaneng based outfit wrote a letter to the BPL questioning the legality of the game which was played on the evening of that very same day.

17 Jun 2019

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

The Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) over the weekend sent the girls national under-18 and boys under 19 teams to the fourth edition of the Soweto 10’s Rugby Tournament to be played from 15-16 June 2019.

10 Jun 2019

BY ANITA RANNOBA & BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

What a difference a fortnight makes! Days on from the joy of a triumphant return from the Zone 6 Karate Championships, a storm of controversy threatens to bring down the Botswana Karate Association (BOKA)’s house of cards.

10 Jun 2019

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

Botswana Sport Volunteer Movement (SVM) in conjunction with Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) and the Botswana National Blood Transfusion Services will host a blood donation event on the 15th June, 2019. This will be held at the national stadium in Gaborone from 0900hours.

10 Jun 2019

The Botswana Railways (BR) is to revel in multiple opportunities from the Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) proposal to provide special rail transport for leisure travelers and fans for the annual “Mmantshwabisi” Desert Race Event, scheduled for Selebi Phikwe between 21 and 23 June.

10 Jun 2019

Botswana Sectors of Educators Union (BOSETU) has instructed their members to quit and withdraw immediately from sport activities.

The BOSETU directive brings to an end a protracted battle between the teachers unions and government over allowances given to teachers involved in sports at school level.

10 Jun 2019

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

From time to time workers go on strike due to low wages or looking for an increase in their salaries, which they gradually get with time.

If I recall well, just this past month April, military personnel got an increase which they even called ‘Ntlole’.

07 Jun 2019

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

On Friday football club Galaxy wrote a letter to the Botswana Premier League (BPL) requesting answers on a protest they have filed against the rescheduled league fixture between Township Rollers and Miscellaneous.

07 Jun 2019

BY GODFREY MOWANENG

As the Zebras brace for a rivalry COSAFA cup encounter against neighbouring South Africa’s national team Bafana Bafana, rumours are flying thick and fast that the team selection is compromised by the poor remuneration system for players’ appearance allowances.

07 Jun 2019

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

Public life has never been easy for sports personalities. Learning to use the media to ones advantage can turn the exercise from a fun game into a horrendous one.

Media personnel more often than not are the eyes and ears of their audience hence they have a responsibility be analytical but unbiased.

07 Jun 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

Negotiated by Bennett Mamelodi, signed off by Tebogo Sebego, the story of the Botswana Premier League (BPL)’s ‘cashless broadcast deal’ with Botswana Television (BTv) has been one of the hotly contested debates in league circles.

07 Jun 2019

BY ANITA RANNOBA

In 1997, Africa experienced its ever first loss as a result of a player suffering cardiac arrest. Finest player Hedi Berkhisa, died immediately after a match due to a heart attack.

His death was a big loss to many countries especially those in the African continent. As a consequence, no precautionary measures were taken to avoid a repeat.

26 May 2019

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

The Botswana Football Association and the Botswana Premier League (BPL) have been accused of lack of proper planning for the football season.

26 May 2019

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

The Botswana Premier League (BPL) board has finally acceded to pressure and reinstated the league management committee.

In its emergency meeting last week Monday, the BPL board agreed that the management committee be reinstated and should start work before the commencement of the 2019/2020 season.

20 May 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

Embattled Extension Gunners Chairman Tariq Babitseng has called on the Botswana Football Association (BFA) to man up and release the report of the investigation into his alleged mismanagement of contingency funds for the Guinea Bissau match in 2014.

20 May 2019

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

There are fears the Botswana Premier league (BPL) may once again fail to host the annual BTC premiership awards where excellence and outstanding performance are recognized and appreciated with a token.

20 May 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

Botswana Premier League (BPL) chief executive officer (CEO) Thabo Stiles Ntshinogang is likely to be collateral damage in the ongoing battle to remove incumbent BPL Chairperson Jagdish Shah from his position.

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