Botswana most decorated 400 metres athlete Amantle Montsho and South Africa’s champion, Caster Semenya will be the star attraction at the 7th edition of International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) in Gaborone where they will run fellow women through their track to success.
Rodolfo Zapata’s departure as coach at Gaborone United (GU) last week to join Kenyan Premier League side, AFC Leopards has left a void in the team. Not only was Zapata a soccer coach but he was also a lover of sport. His departure has left the team with limited options as to who to appoint as head coach.
Masitaoka FC and Metsimotlhabe Sporting Club (MESC) go into the high stakes Saturday’s Kweneng Division 1 fixture with their eyes fixed on the championship crown.
Among the many heartaches and disappointments that may have weighed down former President Lt Gen Ian Khama during his ten year sojourn at the State House was the BDF IX football club loss of form.
In probably one of the most captivating races in domestic cycling, Southern African cyclists will descend on Botswana shores to participate in the Capital Cycle Challenge which is now in its fouth year.
While local athletes are basking in the limelight their custodians at the Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) have been shunted to oblivion – it has emerged.
The local athletics mother body has been reduced to a sideshow as government and corporate scramble to crowd them out of the Commonwealth victory limelight.
Rugby Africa has hitched its campaign to promote women’s rugby on the coat-tails of the international Working Group on Women and Sports in Botswana scheduled for Gaborone next month.
Mochudi Centre Chiefs Manager Clifford Mogomotsi has expressed disappointment over the vitriol spewed towards him for allegedly ‘interfering in Township Rollers’ affairs.’
A section of Rollers’ supporters has accused Mogomotsi, along with radio journalist Monnakgotla Mojaki and Footballers Union Botswana (FUB) Secretary General Kgosana Masaseng of meddling in their team’s affairs.
Martial artists from across the African continent will slug it out this coming weekend at a two day mixed martial tournament which will be held at Limkokwing University.
An air of excitement is blowing for local netballers as Botswana Netball Association (BONA) gears up for the launch of the netball league after a two year hiatus as a result of a lack of sponsorship.
Women Rugby players from across the African continent will descend into the country at the end of May for a two day Rugby Sevens Africa championships. The hosting of the championships adds to what promises to be an interesting month for women sports in Botswana. During the month, Botswana will also host the 7th International Working Group (IWG) World Conference on Women and Sports.
Teachers who identified and groomed Team Botswana Commonwealth gold medalists Isaac Makwala and Amantle Montsho were back at their happy hunting grounds on Monday - when Botswana Primary School Sports Association (BOPSSA) and Integrated Sports Association (BISA) kicked started the national athletics competition in Francistown - hoping to unearth more talent.
Police IX ladies softball team successfully defended their League title on Sunday with a hard fought victory over Panthers.
It was a third successive league title win for the dominant Police IX ladies, who scored only three runs to claim the league bragging rights.
Notwane players have shaken the dust of the First Division League off their soccer boots and Head Coach Davis Kopi is now casting his eyes towards preparing for the rigours of the Botswana Premier League (BPL).
Local athletes lost against their personal best in the 6th Lady K. RUN21K on Sunday which was seen as a dress rehearsal for the Diacore Gaborone Marathon (DGM) which is the longest (42km) marathon in the country. The slower time has however not dampened their spirit.
Football watchers are wondering whether the Botswana Football Association (BFA) Kweneng Region Division 1 department league has gone to the dogs or the dogs have come into the league as the contest descends into the dog eats dog stage – where all rules are thrown out the window – in a murky tussle to determine the club to be promoted to the Debswana First Division South League (DFDSL) promotion
Although preparations for the Gaborone International Meet 2018 (GIM2018) are at an advanced stage, concern has been expressed over the way companies are reacting slowly to partnering with the organisers. Pula Medical Aid Fund was on Monday officially launched as the one of the sponsors that will be partnering with GIM2018. The company sponsored the event with P50 000.
The cream de la cream of local chess will rise to the top over the weekend during a Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) national team selection contest that will see 30 of Botswana’s top chess players competing for seven slots.
Citizen Enterprises Development Agency (CEDA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Thabo Thamane has vowed to usher in a ‘new dawn’ for softball if elected the Botswana Softball Association (BSA) president.
In what promises to be an interesting race for BSA presidency, the CEDA CEO has thrown his hat in the ring and will square up against the current BSA vice president Katholo Mosimanegape.
Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) and Botswana Football Association (BFA) are currently locked in negotiations for the latter to be availed land for its planned multimillion pula football academy.