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November 10, 2018 4:00 AM Paul set for fresh legal battle as Notwane cuts salary

Reports were that the outspoken trainer had been dismissed, but the club clarified that he had been asked to temporarily step aside to allow for fresh contract talks. “The team is undergoing financial restructuring. This has been necessitated by the financial constraints facing not only the club, but also the football fraternity in Botswana,” the club said in a statement 152

November 5, 2018 2:00 PM Matoteng, Pride Of Tumasera/Seleka Laid To Rest

The Wanderers defender met his untimely death on Monday morning aged 29, after a motor vehicle accident in Radisele. Matoteng was not a household name in the country but noticeably by the numbers of the grievers that turned up at the somber ceremony of his burial, he was prominent. The tributes at his funeral ceremony spoke massively of the sense of impact 156

September 24, 2018 4:00 AM ITF Grills Local Coaches

The course, which gets underway this week, is conducted by Pieter Joubert from South Africa, Freeman Nyamukora (Zimbabwe) and Tapiwa Masunga. Botswana Tennis Association (BTA) vice president, Oaitse Thipe told Monitor Sport that the level one training is for all coaches in schools and clubs. He said the coaches are taught about introducing tennis to children 152

September 17, 2018 4:35 PM Major sponsors shun Mayor's marathon

Speaking during a press briefing on Monday, Gaborone mayor, Kagiso Thutlwe said companies have refused to be part of the event because of what transpired last year. “The companies want a report so that they can consider us for next year. I do not have a problem with that. After this marathon, we are going to have a proper technical report that we will submit 177

July 30, 2018 9:22 AM Zimbabwe: First election without Mugabe

The country's founding president, Mr Mugabe, was ousted last year after almost four decades in power. The main contenders in the presidential vote are incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa, of the ruling Zanu-PF party, and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. Polls give Mr Mnangagwa, thought to be 75, a narrow lead over his 40-year-old rival, who leads the MDC (Movement 123

December 11, 2017 4:00 AM Mid-term national budget in surplus

The Botswana Financial Statistics (BFS) report for October reveals that at the end of the half-year period to September 2017, the budget posted a surplus of P107 million. At this point last year, the budget showed a cumulative deficit of P1.7 billion suggesting a healthier fiscal position in the current financial year. Government financial year starts 198

November 15, 2017 4:00 AM Lack of funds hinder fencing growth

The association would be hosting an awards ceremony on December 2, which was last held 15 years ago. The association will also host the national championships on the same day. The national championships are expected to bring the house down with athletes vying for positions in the national teams. The most interesting is the juniors category where a team that will represent 332

October 31, 2017 9:59 PM Champions League: Bayern Munich complete perfect October as they edge Celtic

Bayern Munich won their sixth successive game since the return of coach Jupp Heynckes to book their place in the last 16. Goals from Kingsley Coman and Javi Martinez disposed of a spirited Celtic side. A bloodied Javi Martinez was the matchwinner as his thumping header gave Bayern Munich yet another victory under Jupp Heynckes. The treble winning coach 150

October 31, 2017 6:25 AM Sony raises earnings outlook, expects best-ever annual profit

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Sony Corp lifted its full-year operating income forecast on Tuesday, expecting to book its highest-ever profit due to strong sales of image sensors used in smartphones and other devices. The electronics firm forecast profit of 630 billion yen ($5.57 billion) for the year ending March, from 500 billion yen estimated three months 157

October 30, 2017 10:32 AM Nintendo doubles profit outlook on strong Switch console sales

OSAKA (Reuters) - Japanese videogames maker Nintendo Co Ltd (7974.T), already expecting its highest earnings in seven years, almost doubled its full-year operating profit forecast on Monday as supply shortages for its new Switch games console began to ease. Demand for the hybrid home-portable Switch has led to a near-doubling of Nintendo’s stock price 170