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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 853

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 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 170

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 181

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 157

August 7, 2018 4:00 AM Security Systems Taking No Chances

Within a short space of time, Nare managed to work his magic and grinded results, which eventually ensured Security Systems retain their Premier League status. Ahead of the new season, Nare has already signed six players who have proven themselves before at different clubs. He has re-united with three players whom he coached at Orapa United being Kemmy 158

July 28, 2018 4:00 AM Orapa net hot Cameroonian striker

The deal is reportedly worth P150,000. The 25-year-old Ntouba Epoupa was hot property in the Zimbabwean Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) and Orapa might have netted a big fish. He was selected in the best 11 footballers for 2017 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season. He finished as the club’s top scorer with 12 goals and 10 assists in 22 matches 153

July 28, 2018 4:00 AM Radisele passes Excellence test with flying colours

The school was handed the responsibility to develop future football and volleyball stars in both the girls and boys’ section. The school has passed the litmus test with flying colours after a solid performance during the 2018 Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) junior ball held in Gaborone last weekend. Radisele were crowned boys and girls’ 154

June 8, 2018 2:00 PM Local clubs fail to catch social media frenzy

The days when football team supporters would wait for that weekly publication or the evening radio or television bulletin for news updates, are slowing disappearing into the horizon. In between the next press or bulletin, supporters relied on ‘unreliable’ word of mouth for updates on the latest news within camp. But the advent of social media has, or at least 135

April 27, 2018 2:00 PM BAA, BNOC fight over athletes

The country won five medals, the highest since the first participation in 1974, but the BAA, who produced the winners, now feels neglected after the team’s success. Mooketsi said they worked together with the BNOC in Gold Coast, but now everything has changed. Mooketsi said the BNOC has failed to inform nor include the BAA in the team’s activities since 179