Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Ramatebele joins golf ranks

The once controversial football administrator, Comfort Ramatebele, has joined Botswana Golf Union (BGU) as executive secretary. BGU Public Relations officer, Ben Tobedza, confirmed Ramatebele’s appointment, but would not make more information available. He said Ramatebele would be officially introduced to the media sometime this week.

“We hope he will help us in many ways, but at the moment I cannot say much. We will call a press conference this coming week to officially introduce him,” he said.

Ramatebele quit the Premier League as a disgruntled man last season. He said the salary he was getting did not match the workload he was doing. Latter, efforts to lure him back proved futile as he stood his ground demanding a pay rise.

Ramatebele had joined the Premier League at a time when things were chaotic, and fingers were always pointed at him for any blunder that happened.

He refused to comment, saying details would be provided at a later stage.

Meanwhile, Tobedza last Saturday won the A division Naledi classic tournament held at Phakalane Golf Estate.

The tournament was divided into three categories namely: the championship, Division A and Division B. It attracted close to 100 golfers
Tobedza found himself under siege in the A division with top local golf players like Piks Moitlhobogi, Lemogang Dikgang and Tumelo Selikane piling up the pressure. The game was closely contested until Dikgang committed an error on the seventh hole and paved the way for Tobedza, Moitlhobogi and Selikane.

Tobedza managed to beat the three others, mainly because of his consistent playing. Dikgang ended up settling for second spot.

It was also tight in the championship division that comprised mainly of national team players like Diane Lucas, Mpho Kelosiwang and Phenyo Lekgoa. Kelosiwang ended up walking away with the first prize money.

The bad weather that characterised the tournament had an effect on amateur players. They had difficulty in controlling the ball.

Naledi Motors sponsored the tournament to the tune of P20 000.

After the tournament, the principal dealer of Naledi Motors, Wayne Jordan, assured BGU that his company would continue sponsoring the tournament annually and expressed the hope that it would continue to grow.

Meanwhile the BGU will hold training clinics for kids next weekend. The clinics mainly target kids to teach them the basics of the sport. The clinics have in the past attracted many kids from all over Botswana and are usually held during the school holidays.

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