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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 948

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 841

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 210

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) 146

November 10, 2018 4:00 AM Africa Cup glory beckons for tennis team

The competition has attracted players from Angola, Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Burundi, Rwanda, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Swaziland, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, Malawi and Zimbabwe. One of the coaches, Tshegofatso Wincey Sekgopi said reaching the final is a big achievement for the boys. She said it is going to be an uphill 134

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 114

October 31, 2018 2:46 PM Botswana on the verge of progressing in T20 qualifiers

The qualifiers, being played in Gaborone, have seen Namibia and the hosts stamp their authority as favorites to progress to the next round of the 2020 T20 World Cup qualifiers. Two teams from the seven participating countries will progress to the next round, scheduled for Uganda next year. Botswana opened their campaign with a 123 run demolition of Mozambique 140

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

September 24, 2018 4:00 AM Smith Shines At Big Easy IGT Challenge Tour Series

Smith became the second international champion on the Big Easy IGT Challenge Tour with his breakthrough at Services Golf Club on Wednesday. Just two weeks after Zimbabwean, Ben Follett-Smith finished in the winner’s circle at Kyalami Country Club, Smith produced a well-constructed six-under-par 66 at Services Golf Club to triumph on 15-under-par 201. He finished 169

August 29, 2018 5:05 PM Women's Zebras face Banyana in COSAFA Cup

In a draw conducted this morning in Johannesburg, the Zebras were picked in Group A alongside, the hosts, regional powerhouses, Malawi and Madagascar. The draw will bring harsh memories to local football fans, as once again the Zebras will face perennial tormentors, South Africa's Banyana Banyana. The Zebras have never won an official game against their 148