Umpires went on strike, referees were not paid their allowances on time, matches started very late and games schedule were constantly changed without adequate communication; these are some of the blots that stole the shine from the 2018 Confederations of Universities, Colleges Sports Association (CUCSA) Games.
Gaborone United, Mochudi Centre Chief and Sankoyo Bush Bucks stand to be sanctioned by FIFA should their previous coaches carry out their threats to report the three Premier League teams to the international football governing body for failing to pay them.
The three teams have already been reported to the Botswana Football Association for failing to pay their former coaches.
When she stepped into the netball court at the beginning of the 2018 Confederation of University and College Sports Association (CUCSA) games Fatima Dino was just one of 14 jerseys itching to play ball, but when she stepped out of the court yesterday (Saturday) she was the name on the lips of every netball enthusiast.
Local aspiring rugby players now have a trail blazing springboard to launch their careers following a decision to inaugurate the sport at the just ended Confederation of University and College Sports Association (CUCSA) games.
The sport made a maiden appearance at the recent CUCSA games marking a revolutionary leap in the development of the sport in the country.
The vice president Slumber Tsogwane said the country considers sport to be one of the key factors in national development. Tsogwane shared the sentiments during the official opening of the 19th Confederation of Universities and Colleges Sport Association (CUCSA) which Botswana is hosting.
Kweneng based football ladies team, Mexican Girls, is embarking on an ambitious programme of developing women football across the country.
Botswana Tertiary Student Sports Association (BOTESSA) is confident that Team Botswana will win many medals during the nine SADC nations in the five days 19TH Confederation of Universities, Colleges in Southern Africa (CUCSA) Games.
Team Botswana is hosting the event which is scheduled for the 18th to the 22nd of June.
Botswana’s dream to qualify for the upcoming Liverpool 2019 netball World cup hangs in the balance following a string of poor performances in recent times by the netball national team.
The World netball extravaganza is slated for 13th to 18th August in the Zambia, Botswana is yet to to convince netball analysts that it is force to reckon with.
Botswana football teams started on a wrong foot at this year’s Confederation of University and Colleges Sports Associations (CUCSA) games after being defeated 1- nil by Zimbabwe.
Botswana Badminton Association (BBA) has appointed two national team coaches and an assistant coach. The duo will commence work upon receiving their appointment letters.
Harold Ndaba will assume the position of the senior national team coach and will be assisted by Oreeditse Donald Thela. Muniovandu kandjou is the junior national team coach.
The fallout from the acrimonious Botswana Football Association (BFA) regional elections looks set to roll on into the summer.
With signs already showing that most of the current regime’s preferred candidates have failed to make it into their desired positions, a new push now looks underway to nullify some elections with a view for new elections.
Former Extension Gunners coach Daniel Nare will have to wait a little longer to know when and if he is likely to get his dues from Lobatse based Extension Gunners.
For Botswana exports to the lucrative South African and African football market, it has always been a case of ‘same script, different characters.’
Hugely talented footballers sent abroad to showcase their talent, only to return home a season later after failing to make the grade.
Botswana athletics jewels are yet to show their prowess at this season’s IAAF Diamond league. Having been a force to reckon with in the Diamond league circuit, chances of clinching podium places for local sprinters in the circuit seems slim. Former champions in the likes of Amantle Montsho, Nigel Amos and Isaac Makwala have failed to win a single meet of the past five meets of the season.
When the recent COSAFA 2018 tournament came to a close, the name Onkabetse Makgantai would have been on the wish list of many South African Premiership teams. Playing in a youthful Botswana team led by Major David Bright, the Democratic Republic of Congo based AS Vita forward was one of the tournament’s star attractions.
Badminton clubs have their sights set on the Botswana Badminton Association (BBA) Club round 2 where 7 clubs will slug it out for the coveted prize. Despite not finding a sponsor for the championships, BBA PRO Barulaganye Ncube is positive that they will gradually find one. “We have not yet found a sponsor, but gradually we will find a sponsor to avoid exhausting BNSC grants,” he says.
Orange Botswana communications manager, Boga Chilinde-Masebu says the Orange National Selebi Phikwe marathon is geared towards promoting healthy lives and changing the lives of the local community of Selebi Phikwe.
Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) says they anticipate that the senior national team that will be competing at the annual Africa Silver Cup 2018 tournament will rise up the ranks and improve from their current rank.
Discussions are ongoing between the Botswana government and the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) for the country to consider hosting the 2022 Youth Olympic Games.
This follows a recent visit to Botswana by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to discuss the prospects of the country to host the event.
Botswana Boxing Association (BoBA) Public Relations Officer (PRO) Taolo Tlouetsile has dismissed rumours making rounds that his committee is facing potential ouster from office.
Speaking in an interview, the BoBA PRO said as the current executive, they are focussed on fulfilling the mandate their affiliates had tasked them with.