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  • Pabalinga promises successful CUCSA games

    February 16, 2018 3:00 PM 2

    He was, however, this week given a mammoth task of leading a team to organise the 2018 Confederation of University and College Sport Association (CUCSA) Games to be held in Gaborone in June. Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) chairperson, Solly Reikeletseng announced the members of the local organising committee (LOC) this week, with Pabalinga

  • BPL autonomy talks gain momentum after SA trip

    February 16, 2018 3:00 PM 2

    This comes in the wake of the BPL board’s trip to South Africa for a benchmarking exercise at the Premier Soccer League (PSL). The BPL has for years advocated for independence from the mother body in order to, amongst others, be able to negotiate its own sponsorship. Although the association has always stated that the BPL would have to be autonomous

  • Crosbie part of strong field for Malotwane race

    February 16, 2018 3:00 PM 2

    A challenge track awaits the riders, and Crosbie said he is excited to be back. “I am looking forward to the race especially that it rained. I am also going to be wearing the colours of my new sponsors Peak Yamaha, NS Race Team, USN Botswana and De Vrye Transport,” he said. Crosbie said he is still at recovery stage and will make sure his body retains

  • Mogorosi, Msomi suspended for 17 games

    February 16, 2018 9:41 AM 2

    Mogorosi, who was returning from suspension was given a heftier suspension of 10 games, which means his season is almost over. He was also slapped with a P10,000 fine to be paid within 14 days. Msomi will be out for seven games and also has to pay a P10,000 fine within 14 days. The two led a furious charge at TAFIC defender, Samuel Phiri who had aggressively

  • Wait almost over for karate referee Rakgampu

    February 9, 2018 3:00 PM 2

    The course starts on Sunday while the Dubai Open Karate Premier League is scheduled for Al Wasi Club from February 16 to 18, 2018. The premier league event was launched in 2011, and there are seven circuit events held in Paris, Dubai, Rotterdam, Rabat, Istanbul, Berlin and Tokyo, as part of the build up to the Dubai main competition. Rakgampu is attending

  • Karateka’s Dubai trip up in smoke

    February 6, 2018 11:29 AM 17

    The athlete wanted to use the event to improve his chances of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Koolopile had to dig deep to raise P37,000 for his flight, accommodation and participation fee, as the trip was self-funded. He organised a mixed marshal arts festival a fortnight ago, in a bid to raise the funds. However, he failed to raise enough

  • Ex-Juventus star, Davids eyes Botswana academy

    January 24, 2018 3:00 PM 74

    Davids was in Botswana this week, together with a delegation from Spain's La Liga, which is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Botswana Premier League (BPL). BFA public relations and marketing officer, Tumo Mpatane said Davids was in the country on a fact finding mission. On the La Liga, BPL partnership, Mpatane said focus will be on improving

  • Cholera outbreak: Zambia to cancel athletics event

    January 23, 2018 3:00 PM 72

    Botswana was due to send a team to compete at the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Southern Region track and field series on February 24, 2018 in Lusaka. ZAAA announced this week that the series has been cancelled due to the cholera outbreak. According to a statement written by ZAAA secretary general, Davison Mung’ambata, the Heroes Stadium that was supposed

  • JJ bags brace on Ostriches debut

    January 18, 2018 11:00 AM 67

    Orapa United managed the ‘coup’ of the January transfer window, snatching the experienced duo of Ramatlhakwana and Lesego ‘Big Lesh’ Galenamotlhale. JJ penned a one-year deal while Big Lesh signed for two years. The two are now re-united with their former coach at Chiefs, Bongani Mafu, who joined Orapa recently. Sources said Orapa paid Rollers P20,000 for Ramatlhakwana’s

  • Regional tennis tourney gets underway in Gaborone

    January 8, 2018 3:00 PM 53

    Botswana Tennis Association (BTA) public relations officer, Shelton Benzah told Mmegi Sport that the tournament is a qualifier for the Africa Championship to be played in March in Tunisia. South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe are some of the early favourites. Other countries taking part are Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi and Mauritius