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29 Jan 2007

It has been ten years since the first arrival of the contingent of Cuban sports experts. When they arrived, they were in the fields of athletics, boxing and volleyball. Now their expertise has been extended to basketball and medical fields such as sports doctor and physiotherapist.

29 Jan 2007

Recently, there has been a lot of debate in the country about the quality of foreign players that descend on Botswana, especially into the Premier League. Most foreign players of today are seen as performing below par compared to those who graced it in the late eighties and nineties.

22 Jan 2007

Raditsebe training with Notwane

22 Jan 2007

Botswana football is never short of controversy. It seems to be the norm that whenever one puts his foot in football corridors there is war of words. Currently, there is a war between crowd favourites, Township Rollers, and the Botswana Football Association (BFA) over the issue of Orange sponsorship.

22 Jan 2007

Mochudi Centre chiefs’ historic title aspirations were dealt a knock following their one all draw with struggling Police XI at Otse Police College on Friday. Many Centre Chiefs supporters who thronged the stadium were disappointed by the stalemate because they thought their team would stretch the lead against their near rivals, Ecco City Green.

22 Jan 2007

It is every team’s dream to have players in the national team. Once the team has several of its players in the national team, chances of fairing better in both domestic and international competitions are high because the players get exposure and experience which they pass on to their fellow teammates. Some teams are privileged enough to have three or more players in the national team.

15 Jan 2007

Three major tournaments catapulted and separated one of the most successful local boxers, Lechedzani ‘Master’ Luza, from the rest of other boxers in the country. The tournaments made him a household name and he still cherishes that today.

The tournaments that Luza would not forget are the 2003 and 2005 Commonwealth Championships and the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

15 Jan 2007

Tshepho Bogosing

15 Jan 2007

Most Botswana teams always perform pathetically in international competitions, as they always bow out in the early stages of the competitions. The only teams that managed a few steps further are Township Rollers and Notwane. Last year, Rollers missed the group qualifications of the Confederation Cup by a whisker, while Notwane nearly made it to the quarterfinals in the mid nineties.

15 Jan 2007

Volleyball coach Carlos Orta Fellove came to Botswana in 1996 only to go back to his native Cuba five years later. But Fellove left a positive mark for himself in Botswana. He is now back again in the country, hopefully, to accomplish another mission.

17 Dec 2006

Coaching a team of Township Rollers’ caliber is not an easy task. One is always under intense scrutiny and pressure from important stakeholders like the supporters and the media. It is even worse if the results are not forthcoming because the team has ample resources and is an envy of many teams. Rollers have many quality players and a large support base throughout the country.

17 Dec 2006

The Botswana Golf Union this week launched the Junior Development Coaching Clinic, a momentous programme that focuses on children of ages five to 17 years.

17 Dec 2006

As the curtain is about to fall on the year 2006, it will be covering a year that was filled with both happiness and atrocious developments in the sports fraternity. Other sports codes had a financial windfall while others saw themselves struggling with sponsorships throughout the year. Other codes made visits to the courts of law their daily routine.

17 Dec 2006

The virulent disease in the senior national team, Zebras, is spreading to the junior under 20 team. The Zebras have a tendency of scoring first in most of their games only to crumble when it matters the most, especially in the dying minutes.

11 Dec 2006

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) is deeply concerned by the way Lesotho is handling the situation in which they have withdrawn from the Under 23 All Africa Games qualifier match that was scheduled for next weekend.

11 Dec 2006

Last weekend’s COSAFA elections produced a surprise winner. MODIRWA KEKWALETSWE dissects the intrigue and betrayal in the regional football body

“The minorities had a field day,” said an insider of the Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) when asked about last Saturday’s presidential elections.

11 Dec 2006

In Botswana, it is rare to find the offsprings of yesteryear soccer stars following in their fathers’ footsteps. Only a few have done that and they are excelling.

11 Dec 2006

As one way of developing sports among women in Botswana, an organisation called Women and Sports Botswana (WASBO) has embarked on a two-week long training camp for students. The camp that started last week is providing skills in five sporting codes that are, football, volleyball, table tennis, basketball and cricket.

04 Dec 2006

The once controversial football administrator, Comfort Ramatebele, has joined Botswana Golf Union (BGU) as executive secretary. BGU Public Relations officer, Ben Tobedza, confirmed Ramatebele’s appointment, but would not make more information available. He said Ramatebele would be officially introduced to the media sometime this week.

04 Dec 2006

FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, recently fired a salvo at teams that he said have more than many excellent players. He said such teams are disadvantaging others because most of their good players end up warming the bench instead of fully utillising their services elsewhere.

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