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  • Technical storm brewing at Rollers

    March 16, 2018 3:00 PM 65

    Kavazovic was appointed ‘The Blues’ coach at the start of the season on a one-year contract, with an option to extend for a further two years. Mpote was in charge last season, leading Popa to their 14th domestic title. Information reaching Mmegi Sport is that, Kavazovic had intended to bring his assistant. “There is a problem between Nikola and Teenage

  • Botswana to bid for AFCON Under-17

    March 13, 2018 2:21 PM 74

    Botswana Football Association (BFA) chief executive officer, Mfolo Mfolo said they will bid for the junior tournament, which dovetails with the association's ambitions. Since he took office in 2016, BFA president, Maclean Letshwiti has focused on youth development, arguing it is key to turning around the fortunes of the national team. Addressing a monthly

  • Depleted Jaguars hunt wounded Rhinos

    March 2, 2018 3:00 PM 82

    A lot is at stake as both sides would like to walk away with maximum points. Rhinos lost to BDF Cheetahs while Jaguars are in a buoyant mood after dispatching Botho Ryders 66-5 last weekend. Rhinos gave their all but their fitness was their downfall leading to a narrow 17-14 defeat to Cheetahs. Despite their victory last weekend, Jaguars are however

  • Karate gets P810,000 for dojo expansion

    March 1, 2018 9:42 AM 67

    Speaking during the signing ceremony this morning, Japan Embassy ambassador, Kozo Takeda said the assistance came through the Japanese government’s grant scheme, Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots projects. “The grant assistance is also part of the ‘Sport for tomorrow’, which is an international contribution through sport initiative led by the Japanese

  • New GU boss promises swift changes

    March 1, 2018 9:32 AM 63

    Nsunge was co-opted into the position recently after the resignation of Rapula Okaile. "From now on, you will be seeing a different GU. Of late we have attracted negative reports. We have some differences within the club which will have to be reconciled and that is what I will start doing," Nsunge said yesterday at a media briefing. He said the club should

  • Sports budget inches closer to P100 million

    February 23, 2018 3:00 PM 43

    The actual figure from last year was just above P60million, but rose to P93million, thanks to the country hosting a number of international events, which included the World Youth Netball Cup and the World Baseball Softball Confederation Congress. This year’s increase, therefore is significant, considering Botswana will host only one major tournament

  • Jaded Galaxy bow out without a fight

    February 23, 2018 3:00 PM 48

    Trailing 0-1 against Mozambican side, Costa do Sol from the first leg, most had belief that the deficit would be overturned on home soil. But instead, it was Galaxy who were backpedalling when the referee separated the two teams at half time after an uninspiring bout. The visitors took the lead midway through the first half, and Galaxy simply failed

  • GU crisis deepens as players continue boycott

    February 20, 2018 11:04 AM 60

    The team was plunged into crisis following the resignation of chairperson and financier, Rapula Okaile last week. Already the team was swimming in debt, as the players’ salaries are more than two months in arrears. Coach, Rudolfo Zapata told Mmegi Sport this morning that the training session has been cancelled again as players demand their dues. "Effectively

  • So far so good for Rollers in Sudan

    February 20, 2018 10:21 AM 57

    Rollers carry what appears to be a healthy 3-0 lead from the first leg played in Gaborone 10 days ago, but Al Merreikh's record is intimidating. They have managed to overturn a 3-0 first leg defeat, after overrunning Nigerian opponents, Rivers United 4-0, to progress 4-3 on aggregate. They were semi-finalists in the 2015 edition, and that should serve

  • Pabalinga promises successful CUCSA games

    February 16, 2018 3:00 PM 62

    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