Last Updated
Thursday 27 August 2015, 18:00 pm.
National Stadium official opening postponed

The National Stadium will not be opened on Saturday as previously planned because of logistical reasons.
By Staff Writer Fri 28 Aug 2015, 16:41 pm (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: National Stadium official opening postponed








Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) had set August 23 as the date for the handing over of the facility that has been closed for refurbishment since 2008.  But the Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology will not hand over the stadium to the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture as planned.  BNSC acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Thato Kgosimore explained that the cancellation of the official opening of the facility has nothing to do with its status.

 "The stadium is ready, but there are a few logistical things that needs to be put in place," he told Mmegi Sport. Kgosimore said the official opening would happen once they secure a friendly game for the national soccer team the Zebras, to mark the occasion.Botswana Football Association Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Keith Masters

has said they were not able to secure a game because of short notice.He said they have been in talks with Malawi and indications are that they would only make it on September 3. Reports indicate that the handover had to be cancelled after the realisation that some invited elders would not make it to the ceremony. 

The facility was closed for renovations in 2008, but completion was delayed after the government refused to accept a pitch with poor drainage.New works on the pitch started in March this year were completed in June, bringing to a close a saga, which left the nation seething and threatened to spill to the courts.The renovation had a budget of 67 million but needed an extra P7.8 million to fix the pitch.



Exchange Rates
FOREIGN EXCHANGE: Friday, 28 Aug 2015
FOREIGN / PULA
PULA / FOREIGN
1 USD = Pula   10.2564
1 GBP = Pula   15.8228
1 EUR = Pula   11.5473
1 YEN = Pula   0.0847
1 ZAR = Pula   0.7808
1 Pula = USD   0.0975
1 Pula = GBP   0.0632
1 Pula = EUR   0.0866
1 Pula = YEN   11.81
1 Pula = ZAR   1.2808
Stock Exchange
STOCK EXCHANGE: Thursday, 27 Aug 2015
DOMESTIC STOCKS
BARCLAYS
440
BIHL
1438
CHOBE
622
CHOPPIES
520
CRESTA
100
ENGEN
817
FNBB
387
FSG
266
FURNMART
135
G4S
360
LETLOLE
223
LETSHEGO
320
NAP
242
OLYMPIA
20
PRIMETIME
288
RDCP
230
SECHABA
2850
SEFALANA
1272
STANCHART
1269
TURNSTAR
281
WIL
480
IMARA
274
have a story? Send us a Tip
  • Previous
    Schucks! Pay Back The Money!
    Next
    Masa Centre
    ::: Friday 28 Aug - Thursday 03 Sep :::
    Schucks! Pay Back The Money!
    The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
    Paper Towns
    Fantastic Four
    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
  • Previous
    Schucks! Pay Back The Money!
    Next
    Riverwalk
    ::: Friday 28 Aug - Thursday 03 Sep :::
    Schucks! Pay Back The Money!
    The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
    Fantastic Four
    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
  • Previous
    Paper Towns
    Next
    Gamecity
    ::: Friday 28 Aug - Thursday 03 Sep :::
    Paper Towns
    Schucks! Pay Back The Money!
    The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
    Fantastic Four
    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
    Minions
Selefu
Molale can still repent