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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 182

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 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 3, 2018 4:00 AM Botswana, Namibia headed for T20 showdown

The two countries, were, heading into Thursday and Friday fixtures, unbeaten on six points, and are virtually guaranteed the two places at the next stage of the qualifiers to be held in Uganda next year. Botswana will be looking to finish top after an impressive start to the competition, although there was a little scare against Malawi on Tuesday afternoon 116

October 26, 2018 2:00 PM Loyal Francistown fans stick with Zebras

The recent Francistown crowd was achieved despite the Zebras poor run, which had seen the team fail to win or score in three matches. The Independence Day match against the Brave Warriors of Namibia, attracted less than 5,000 despite the free entry. In contrast, the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Burkina Faso at the Francistown Sports Complex 182

October 22, 2018 2:00 PM Rocky Start To Life For Rollers After Kavazovic

It was Popa’s first game after parting ways with coach, Nikola Kavazovic. Zimbabwean trio of Philani Mabhena, Morris Ruzivo and Terrence Mandaza made their debuts with the Kgatleng giants while Thabo Motang led the Rollers team. Rollers winger, Lemponye Tshireletso started on the bench for the first time in this campaign after being sidelined by the departed 154

October 16, 2018 1:14 PM What happened the last time Burkina Faso visited

It is three years since a Jonathan Pitriopa-led Burkina Faso faced then, Peter Butler's charges. Butler was still relatively new, having joined the Zebras in February. The Francistown Sports Complex was hosting it first-ever international match. A then record crowd of over 25,000 fans crammed into the new venue on September 5, and the Zebras responded 158

October 9, 2018 1:05 PM Zebras stand-off resolved, Ditsele apologises

The players refused to train yesterday, as they prepare to face Burkina Faso in crucial back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The BFA was engaged in talks with the players yesterday, which the mother body's spokesperson, Tumo Mpatane, described as progressive, as the two sides sought a breakthrough in the deadlock. The players wanted to be paid allowances 169