The absurdity of the Botswana Premier League (BPL) restructuring exercise is allegedly facing a revolt at Lekidi Football Centre. Sunday Standard investigations have unearthed that knives are out for the BPL Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Thabo Ntshinogang, whose recruitment methods are said to be under scrutiny.
After eight (8) years at the helm, Botswana Cricket Association (BCA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Girish Ramakrishna has finally stepped down after his term came to an end.
Confusion as to who should organize the Botswana Premier League (BPL) awards is alleged to be the main reason for the cancellation of the BTC Premiership awards for the 2017/2018 season.
Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) through Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) will host the BISA national rugby finals festival at Wharic Park in Gaborone from the 20th until the 26th of July.
Botswana Football Association (BFA) was forced to improvise as the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) put a limit on the number of team officials going to the U17 Youth Championship in Mauritius.
Sir Seretse Khama Barracks (SSKB) netball courts will be a hub of activity this coming weekend as local netballers are set to battle it out in the ‘Best of the Best Netball Tournament.’
In a bid to fine tune and produce quality athletes, the Namibia Karate Union (NAKU) has invited one of Botswana’s top karatekas to help grow the sport with his invaluable experience and skills.
Ofentse Shakes Bakwadi will be in Windhoek, Namibia this coming weekend to conduct a three day seminar that is aimed at training karatekas on both kata and kumite.
University of Botswana (UB) pulled off a stellar performance at the just ended All Africa University Games which were held in Mekelle Ethiopia, and emerged position 9 out of 46 Universities in Africa.
The newly released INF World Rankings which have been updated to reflect matches played up until 30th June, 2018 show that Botswana is now ranked 22nd globally. This new update of INF World rankings means that Malawi and South Africa automatically qualify for next year’s Netball World Cup which will be held in Liverpool.
Fencing Master Aobakwe Modise is well set to slug it out with the best of the best at the upcoming FIE World championships slated for Wuxi sports centre indoor stadium in China from 19th to 27th July. Modise has been outstanding in the domestic fencing arena, scooping Gold in all domestic competitions. She will represent Botswana in the women’s epee weapon competition.
Gaborone United Sporting Club (GU) elders’ committee has promised to rebuild and take the crisis ridden club back to its glory days.
Following the departure of the team’s controversial immediate past executive committee, the 15 member elders’ committee took over the reins to stabilise the ailing Gaborone giants.
It was supposed to be the pinnacle of their fledgling athletics careers, a dream come true. It was supposed to be a chance to rub shoulders and gauge their development against that of their peers in the world.
Assistant Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development Phillip Makgalemele says government cannot intervene in the Botswana Football Association (BFA) affairs as they would also be poking their nose into international organisations the association is affiliated with.
In efforts to spread cricket countrywide and to ensure its exposure to all villages, Botswana Cricket Association (BCA) had held a two day training workshop at BCA oval recently.
Botswana Football Association (BFA) and Baboneng Film production have signed a five year contract for the live broadcast of national First division league games.
Just two weeks after the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked-off, Africa is officially out of the tournament, with all five qualifying African nations failing to make it beyond the initial group stage.
The shortcomings of Africa’s best five - Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco, Egypt and Senegal – will now further prolong the continent’s long wait to see one of its own lift the World Cup.
Botswana Premier teams are failing to comply with the mandatory financial obligations set by Confederation of African Football (CAF) which is the administrative and controlling body for African association football.
Botswana men’s national rugby senior team, ‘The Vultures’ has checked in camp ahead of the Rugby Africa Silver Cup tournament scheduled for Zambia from the 6th to the 13th July. The tournament will see six African teams, namely Botswana, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Algeria, Senegal and hosts Zambia battling it out for the much coveted top prize.
University of Botswana Acting Director of Culture, Sports and Recreation Nelson Bodilenyane says the institution’s sports facilities have now opened to the public. The facilities which can be rented include the stadium, aquatic centre, softball diamond, outdoor courts, open arena or amphitheater and the campus indoor sports centre.
Renowned South African football analyst and journalist Tiyani Mabasa says Botswana international Mogakolodi Ngele’s form could be reignited if he joins Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs.