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14 Oct 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

The story of Botswana’s star athletes struggling with recurring injuries ahead of major competitions is nothing new to our shores.

For a long time now, untimely injuries have cost local athletes and the country dearly.

14 Oct 2019

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

The Botswana Football Association National Executive Committee (BFA NEC) internal wars seem perennial.

For a year now, the BFA NEC seems to have always embroiled in fights that saw some of its members failing to finish their term of office at the helm of the association.

14 Oct 2019

BY GODFREY MOWANENG

Following the recent reshuffling of the Zebras technical team, the Botswana Football Association (BFA) is caught between a rock and a hard place.

The Sunday Standard investigations have unearthed that some appointments within the team are unprofessional acts impeding law requirements of the country.

14 Oct 2019

BY ORATILE OTSETSWE

According to research, Physical Literacy (PL) is the development of vital movement and skills especially for sports.

08 Oct 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

Extension Gunners may find themselves into the abyss after it emerged that the club has been reported to the Botswana Football Association (BFA) club licensing First Instance Body (FIB) for outstanding payments.

08 Oct 2019

BY ANITA RANNOBA

For athletes and footballers in particular, a serious injury means more time on the road to hospital than in the football pitch.

Without medical cover and with teams struggling financially, for local footballers, an injury can spell a premature end to a football career.

08 Oct 2019

BY GODFREY MOWANENG

Former 800m Olympics finalist Glody Dube has fired salvos demanding respect and commitment from all stakeholders claiming to support sport in the country.

Dube insinuates that bonuses pledged to athletes ahead of competitions and mouth-watering prize monies are a catalytic factor to athletes’ injuries.

08 Oct 2019

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

The relegation of Kgatleng based Mochudi Centre Chiefs has come as a blessing for the Debswana First Division South league and its teams alike.

The arrival of the much decorated ‘Magosi’ in first division has brought excitement and pushed the division back into the national spotlight.

30 Sep 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

What a difference a year or three makes! Almost this time three years ago in 2016, the Botswana Football Association (BFA) was allegedly P10 million in the red.

“Back then, we were financially in intensive care unit,” BFA 2nd Vice President Marshlow Motlogelwa explains.

30 Sep 2019

BY ORATILE OTSETSWE

The Botswana Basketball Association (BBA) has expressed gratitude at the scholarship opportunities afforded to its excelling athletes to develop their talent.

30 Sep 2019

BY GODFREY MOWANENG

Local football pundits are, as it would be expected, firing salvos following an alleged P1.5 million mysterious funding from an undisclosed organisation.

The cash windfall follows torn relations between the Botswana Premier League (BPL) and sponsors of the elite league Botswana Telecommunications Corporations Limited (BTCL).

30 Sep 2019

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

With less than a year to go before the Botswana Football Association (BFA) holds its elective General Assembly, signs are emerging that the next assembly may be as divisive as the previous one.

30 Sep 2019

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

The relegation of Kgatleng based outfit, Mochudi Centre Chiefs from Botswana Premier League was a fate no one, and not even the team’s rivals could have wished for.

But it was perhaps a blessing in disguise, an evil which had to happen for the once proud giant of Botswana football to wake up from its slumber.

23 Sep 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

Like Rome in July of 64AD, Lobatse based outfit Extension Gunners are on flames, and conspiracy theories are making rounds as to who has set them on fire.

23 Sep 2019

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

While the country looks up to Nigel Amos to bring a medal home, the country is saddened by the fact that team Botswana is without top athletes whose experiences were expected to bring stability in the team.

The trio, Isaac Makwala, Baboloki Thebe and Karabo Sibanda will not travel with the team due to injuries.

23 Sep 2019

BY ORATILE OTSETSWE

The Botswana Basketball Association (BBA) is grateful for the college scholarship awarded to basketball players to develop the sport. The sentiments were shared by BBA development coach, Shalosh Matsetse in an interview with The Sunday Standard Sports.

16 Sep 2019

BY ANITA RANNOBA

The issue of the disparity in pay between Botswana’s sportsmen and women, as it is the case everywhere else, has never been this much pronounced.

When the men’s senior national team, the Zebras, made the group stages of Africa’s ‘glorified continental friendlies,’ CHAN, they were well rewarded for their heroic performances.

16 Sep 2019

BY ANITA RANNOBA

With a spike in ‘Gender based violence’ (GBV), the community in sport is taking a stand in giving a helping hand to society to eliminate it.

16 Sep 2019

BY GODFREY MOWANENG

The alleged roping in of Gaborone United goalkeeper coach Khalid Niyonzima at the recent Zebras camp ahead of the 2022 World cup qualifier match against Malawi has shaken the senior national technical team.

16 Sep 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

As expected, the usual suspects, Township Rollers, Jwaneng Galaxy, Orapa United have been touted as title contenders, with the name of resurgent Gaborone United (GU) also being thrown into the hat of potential winners.

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