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13 Jan 2019

By Patience Lephogole

Botswana’s former Olympians have welcomed the formation of the country’s National Olympians Association, which they believe is long overdue.

After years of failure to establish the structure, the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) has indicated that it is hopeful the association will finally come to be.

06 Jan 2019

As far as sport development in Botswana goes, teachers have been at the forefront of athlete development from the grassroots.

Track stars such as Amantle Montsho, Isaac Makwala, Nijel Amos, Baboloki Thebe, Karabo Sibanda and Galefhele Moroko, just to mention but a few came through the hands of teachers, both at Primary and Secondary schools.

06 Jan 2019

Botswana football is littered with tales of players whose careers were either halted or nearly halted by serious injuries.

Players like one time national team goalkeeper Kagiso Tshelametsi and former national under 20 defender Boniface Makolo can bear testimony to such.

At the peak of their careers, both had serious injuries that all but ended their playing careers.

06 Jan 2019

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

One of Botswana’s own netball technical officials, Neo Gwafila-Bulayani has been appointed as the new International Netball Federation (INF) Regional Officiating Coordinator (ROC) for the Africa Region.

17 Dec 2018

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

When Botswana Football Association (BFA) delegates voted in Maclean Letshwiti to take over as the association president back in August 2016, there was a lot of hope that he would bring stability to the politically torn association.

17 Dec 2018

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

In today’s demanding world of high performance sports, an emphasis is often placed on medals and winning above all else.

17 Dec 2018

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

Football politics and Zebras failures aside, the past two months have been very kind to Botswana Football Association (BFA) president Maclean Letshwiti.

17 Dec 2018

BY ANITA RANNOBA

High and unaffordable affiliation fees have forced erstwhile International Ryushin- Kan Karate Do Botswana to switch international allegiances from Ryushin-Kan International Karate Do Africa (RIKA) to NIHON Karate do KENWA KAI INT’L.

17 Dec 2018

BY ORATILE OTSETSWE

The allure of fame and a chance to eke out a living out of professional boxing is proving too much for local amateurs, both retired and active.

17 Dec 2018

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

The move to professionalise sport as an avenue of helping government in creating employment is said to be going in the right direction.

These sentiments were shared by the former Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Thapelo Olopeng answering a question in parliament.

17 Dec 2018

Botswana Police Service will seek a separation of trial of suspects in a case relating to the armed robbery of top flight football outfit Township Rollers.

This follows the BPS’ failure to arrest the fifth suspect in the matter. The suspect, believed to be a certain Wabo Nthole, is believed to have fled to South Africa to escape clutches of the law.

17 Dec 2018

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

For athletes, on individual basis, being called for national duty is the pinnacle of a career, a moment of pride that needs to be cherished.

17 Dec 2018

By Godfrey Mowaneng

Talks over Baboloki Thebe’s long vaunted move to train in Ivory Coast have broken down. The celebrated Olympian 400m sprinter was expected to relocate to the West African country as part of his preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

09 Dec 2018

When the Botswana Football Association (BFA) finally announced the return of the FA Cup after a six year hiatus, a palpable sense of excitement and nostalgia engulfed local football followers.

There is something nostalgic, albeit even romantic about the FA Cup. The feeling that comes with the FA Cup is indescribable.

09 Dec 2018

By Godfrey Mowaneng

Whoever came up with the idiom ‘It never rains But it pours’ should have had Lobatse giants Extension Gunners in mind.

09 Dec 2018

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

A Botswana Premier League Disciplinary ruling that found Mochudi Centre Chiefs guilty on two counts of misconduct is likely to compound problems at the troubled Kgatleng outfit.

Chiefs, which is already in the relegation quagmire and in serious financial troubles was charged P10 000 and also forfeited three points and two goals.

09 Dec 2018

By Anita Rannoba

In a country now dominated by western culture and games, Botswana Traditional Sport and Games Confederation (BTSGC) has taken a conscious decision to resuscitate the country’s indigenous games.

According to Kenneth Middleton, President of BTSGC, the move comes as local traditional games are facing a threat of extinction.

07 Dec 2018

By Duncan Kgangkenna

After a six year hiatus, the long wait is over and the Orange FA cup is finally here.  The Orange FA cup which is played by teams from the lower divisions up to the premiership has been sponsored by Orange Botswana to the tune of P12.6 million over three seasons.

07 Dec 2018

By Duncan Kgangkenna

Hordes of supporters are expected to fill the Molepolole Sports Complex and Lobatse Sports complex this coming weekend as the most eagerly-anticipated clashes in domestic football take place. Four teams will square up in the second leg of the Mascom Top 8 quarter final stage and already this points to a riveting showdown.

07 Dec 2018

By Godfrey Mowaneng

Botswana Amateur Fencing Society (BAFS) is proving to be a force to reckon with when it comes to this sport. The duo of Master Aobakwe Modise and Master Karabo Thobega settled for podium places at the just ended Eastern Cape, South Africa open fencing championships held over the weekend.

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