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.
Some disgruntled members of Botswana Boxing Association (BOBA) are planning a coup against its leadership. The concerned group see the sport regressing and dying hence their resolution to move a motion of no confidence. The eminent coup is expected to be executed during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) through a motion of no confidence on the entire executive committee.
The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has thrown out the window a complaint by Tafic Sporting Club that Mochudi Centre Chiefs be deregistered by the association over allegations that the latter was non-compliant.
This follows a complaint lodged by the Francistown based club complaining against the participation of Chiefs in the 2017/18 BTC Premiership.
BTC Premier League teams have already upped the tempo as they are engaged on a massive recruitment of new players to beef up the squads before the commencement of the new season.
Karowe Diamond Mine is currently in the process of building a multi-purpose sports facility in Boteti Sub District. The state of the art project is expected to help grow sports in the region and empower the people of Boteti. This facility will host among others sporting competitions, cultural events and meetings.
Former Botswana Football Association CEO, Kitso Kemoeng has deposed a sworn statement in court that the BFA has no financial policy manual, striking a debilitating body blow to the association in their marathon court battle against former Premier League CEO Bennett Mamelodi.