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  • Branch off to promising start at Dakar Rally

    January 11, 2019 2:00 PM 1154

    Branch completed the 798km between San Juan de Marcona and Arequipa on Wednesday, in a time of 04:53:57 hours, finishing just 00:46:15 hours behind leader, Xavier de Soultrait of France. This was the longest distant thus far as Branch finished as the leading African at the race with South African, Kenneth Gilbert completing the stage three on 28th position

  • Cliff: The man who loved football more than his family

    December 22, 2018 4:00 AM 970

    With sadness, I never thought I would be speaking about my brother at this moment. To be honest, Cliff was an inspiration to the whole family in all spectrums. He always encouraged me to further my studies especially after he returned from the UK. He was always a ‘smooth’ character and boasted a lot about his qualifications. But one thing that was more important

  • 2018: From gold in Gold Coast to shattered Olympic Dreams

    December 22, 2018 4:00 AM 976

    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

  • GU or Rollers to miss out on Top 8 feat

    December 15, 2018 4:00 AM 865

    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

  • We have nothing to do with Zapata issue

    December 15, 2018 4:00 AM 179

    Zapata is seemingly headed for the exit door without even ‘barking the first official instruction’. The Argentinian replaced history-making Serbian coach, Nikola Kavazovic last month, but before he could sit on the bench, Zapata has been linked with an immediate departure. Initially, there were reports that his former club, GU had refused to issue Zapata

  • FA Cup prize money not enticing

    December 4, 2018 2:05 PM 212

    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

  • Bright faces the chop

    November 23, 2018 2:00 PM 182

    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

  • Another day, another Zebras defeat

    November 19, 2018 11:52 AM 157

    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

  • Exciting softball season ahead

    November 10, 2018 4:00 AM 147

    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)

  • Africa Cup glory beckons for tennis team

    November 10, 2018 4:00 AM 135

    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