The Botswana Dance Sport Association will next year host the first ever Southern African Dance Sport Championships. The inaugural championships are scheduled for November 27 next year.
BODANSA Publicity Secretary, Keabetswe Ramocha said last week that the championships will encompass all the Southern African Dance Sport Federation (SDASF) affiliates.
“These will be the first ever championships and all members of the SADSF will participate,” he said.
Among the SADSF members who will participate at the championships are Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Madagascar, South Africa and Mozambique. Ramocha further stated that the decision to allow Botswana host the inaugural championships was taken at the SADSF Annual General Meeting that was held recently in Gaborone. The championships will also be the biggest and most challenging that Botswana has ever hosted.
Ramocha also said that the decision to allow Botswana to be the host was based on a number of issues, chief among them capacity.
“The decision was based on numerous factors, among them the host country’s capacity and capability to host such a big event. Botswana was considered to be best placed to host the championships,” he said.
In addition, he said, factors like the host country’s support system, personnel and technical know-how were also considered. The support that BODANSA gets from sports bodies like Botswana National Sports Council eventually contributed to Botswana’s selection.