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December 11, 2018 3:43 PM Botswana grabs first gold

It has been a difficult start for Botswana, who were fifth on the medals table before the end of day on Tuesday, but there was good news when the men's volleyball team beat Namibia 3-1 to grab gold. The team qualified for the final after beating South Africa 3-1 on Monday. Volleyball coach, Odirile Sibanda told Mmegi Sport that the win was an indication 189

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

November 10, 2018 4:00 AM Exciting softball season ahead

BSA public relations officer, Kelebogile Seitei said it is hard to predict the outcome of the season because the league has been on break since April. “If the Phikwe softball extravaganza and the VUT breast cancer tournament are anything to go by then Wells International and Police IX (both men and women) teams are expected to cause an upset,” she said. But BDF IX (men) 147

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 153

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 157

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 2:51 PM First Division North committee suspended

The suspended include Mompati Ketlogetswe (treasurer), Rapula Gaothobogwe (secretary general) and Mpenzeni Sambandawe (chairperson). The audit had uncovered some irregularities in the financial management of the league. BFA second vice president, Marshlow Motlogelwa had ordered the committee to submit missing documents. An interim committee is expected 147

October 22, 2018 2:00 PM Important Victories For Police XI, Sharps

Police XI who have been struggling for the past two seasons, appear to be found the winning formula this season under new coach, Mike Sithole. On Saturday they defeated Orapa United 3-1, sending another clear message of their intentions this season. On paper, Orapa United were expected to maintain their winning streak and pile pressure on log leaders 159

September 28, 2018 2:00 PM BFA unveils new P4m artificial turf

The construction of the ground was done through the FIFA Forward Development Programme and at a cost of cost $390,996 (around P4 million). Through its partnership with the Slovakia Football Association (SFA), the BFA also built an ablution block for P426,000. BFA president, Maclean Letshwiti said the two facilities will come in handy for the association’s 135

September 21, 2018 2:00 PM Tails-up Ostriches target winless Chiefs

Magosi are on course for an undesired record as they currently sit 13th with only two points from the four games played. They have conceded seven goals while scoring only thrice and have failed to find the net in their last three games. Their three goals came from their league opener against Extension Gunners in a match that finished 3-3. Ahead of the Ostriches 152