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January 14, 2019 2:00 PM Generous GU Donate Gate Takings To Chiefs

Chiefs recently lost a key official in Clifford Mogomotsi to a car accident, while the club is also facing crippling financial challenges. Instead of pocketing their 50% share of the gate takings, GU were instead generous enough to pass on the money to Magosi, in a gesture that touched a lot of football fans. “Chiefs are struggling financially, and also the loss of Clifford 772

December 22, 2018 4:00 AM Cliff: The man who loved football more than his family

With sadness, I never thought I would be speaking about my brother at this moment. To be honest, Cliff was an inspiration to the whole family in all spectrums. He always encouraged me to further my studies especially after he returned from the UK. He was always a ‘smooth’ character and boasted a lot about his qualifications. But one thing that was more important 545

December 22, 2018 4:00 AM 2018: From gold in Gold Coast to shattered Olympic Dreams

2018 will go down in history as a year when Botswana launched an audacious bid to become the first ever African country to host the Youth Olympic Games. Botswana, went head-to-head with other African countries, Tunisia, Senegal and Nigeria for the right to organise the 2022 tournament. While the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) thought it had done enough 538

December 17, 2018 3:00 PM Gunners Happily Settle For Draw

Notwane had just come from an impressive 1-0 win over Orapa United midweek while the hosts’ preparations for the game were hampered by players boycotting training citing unpaid salaries. In the game, Notwane had the upper hand, but failed to bury their chances. Gunners’ coach, Enosi Mmesi revealed that he was happy to settle for a draw. “It was a home game and we were supposed 505

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 482

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 160

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 123

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 118

November 5, 2018 2:00 PM Highlanders Stun Wasteful Miscellaneous

The encounter began moderately with both sides displaying composure in possession, and no respect to the opponents, but lost balls to unforced errors. Miscellaneous ultimately gained momentum and started knocking at their opponents end. In the 10th minute, midfield maestro Bhekuyise Kunene released Chakova Moyenga on the right side of the 18-yard box, he controlled 113

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 119