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December 15, 2018 4:00 AM GU or Rollers to miss out on Top 8 feat

The ‘final before final’ means one of the tournament’s two most successful teams would miss out on a chance to lift it for a historic third time. The Blues and the Reds have four titles between them in the seven seasons of the prestigious tournament. GU became the first to win it twice in 2015 before Rollers matched the feat last season. Ahead of this season’s 859

December 4, 2018 2:05 PM FA Cup prize money not enticing

The deal is worth P4.2 million per season and the tournament would be known as the Orange FA Cup. While there was relief across, there has been disappointment over the prize money, as winners take home P700,000, which is less than what both the league and Top 8 competition offers. Speaking at the sponsorship launch, Orange Botswana chief executive officer 211

December 3, 2018 2:00 PM Galaxy Walks Past Sluggish Highlanders

“My players are fatigued, we have not had a decent rest, the cup games and the trip here was too much for the boys. The result was far much better than the exhibition,” he said. Galaxy made their intention clear from the onset. They controlled possession and had the ball to themselves at least eight minutes of the opening 10 minutes. The hosts played 157

November 23, 2018 2:00 PM Bright faces the chop

The national team is winless in five Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, with Bright in charge of four of the matches. Englishman, Peter Butler was in charge of the first match against Mauritania, which the Zebras lost 1-0 last year June. Bright has seen the side lose three matches, and draw one against Burkina Faso. The Zebras abysmal run has yielded 181

November 19, 2018 11:52 AM Another day, another Zebras defeat

David Bright's charges scored their first goal in 362minutes of football, when they found the net in the third minute, but the hosts rallied back to secure the win, which guaranteed them progress to a first ever Africa Cup of Nations finals appearance. While Mauritania celebrated wildly at the end of the match, there were long faces on the Botswana bench 157

November 18, 2018 4:00 AM HotBox permeates through Daily Grind air

Since the summer season started, coffee culture has changed a bit, but for coffee lovers nothing has changed really. Hotwire PRC recently invited lifestyle scribes for a morning of Hotbox coffee at The Daily Grind next to Main Mall in Gaborone. From a business perspective, this provides more opportunities for the development of specialty coffee in Botswana 154

November 10, 2018 4:00 AM Africa Cup glory beckons for tennis team

The competition has attracted players from Angola, Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Burundi, Rwanda, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Swaziland, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, Malawi and Zimbabwe. One of the coaches, Tshegofatso Wincey Sekgopi said reaching the final is a big achievement for the boys. She said it is going to be an uphill 135

November 2, 2018 2:00 PM Reds, Blues prepare for derby clash

With 21 league titles between the two sides, the clash is much anticipated, although it is now viewed as a harsh reminder to the GU faithful who have lived in the shadow of their more illustrious opponents since the last league triumph in 2009. The Reds are in 14th spot with just six points from nine games. The team is enduring their worst start to the season 171

October 31, 2018 2:46 PM Botswana on the verge of progressing in T20 qualifiers

The qualifiers, being played in Gaborone, have seen Namibia and the hosts stamp their authority as favorites to progress to the next round of the 2020 T20 World Cup qualifiers. Two teams from the seven participating countries will progress to the next round, scheduled for Uganda next year. Botswana opened their campaign with a 123 run demolition of Mozambique 141

October 28, 2018 4:00 AM A toast to the return of the Botswana’s thirst buster

Finally exciting news for patriotic beer lovers! Tinkling in like the heartwarming sounds of the Happy Hour bell announcing the best time of the day during a hot evening in a Gaborone beer joint are news that the Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) has brought back its award-winning local premium beer, St Louis Export after halting its production in 2016. The St Louis 182