GaNgwaketse community is working on a sporting club expected to fly the district’s flag high.
It has emerged that the initiative driven by the Paramount Chief of Bangwaketse KgosiKgolo Malope Gaseitsiwe II has been received positively by the village masses.
While the sporting club is expected to shelter all sporting codes, the football club is said to be finalizing the logistics to affiliate with the Botswana Football Association (BFA) and play competitively next season.
In a meeting that was held over the weekend at the village Kgotla, it has emerged that former and current footballers thronged the event and a task team of footballers has been engaged to compile all necessary documentation to prepare the club for the next season. While it is not yet clear whether the club will get a status from any of the clubs in the village, it is said that they might as well register the club from the lower division leagues.
In an interview with The Telegraph, GaNgwaketse United sporting club mouthpiece, Lesego Leaketsa revealed that they have been tasked by Kgosi Malope to structure a club that will represent their region throughout eligible sporting codes. He mentioned that the chief wishes to see the football club making strides in the football elite league in the near future.
“Our chief is passionate about sport and wants to see sport raising the flag of his community. We have seen how GaNgwaketse has a lot of talented sports people and we are ashamed that to date we don’t have any representation in the premier league. We have a vision and wish to have a club playing in the elite league in the near future. This club will accommodate all GaNgwaketse natives and hopefully bring us together,” narrated Leaketsa.
He further said they have been guided by experienced football administrators in their journey through the project. “The likes of Ashford Mamelodi have guided us in the project and we believe that his experience will assist us immensely. We will be meeting again on the 5th December 2020 to get feedback from those that are tasked with different logistics on a fact-finding mission,” said Leaketsa.