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Mqondisi Dube
  • BFA cut its nose to spite its face

    The BFA had made strides by granting the Botswana Premier League autonomy, resulting in the formation of a company, the BFL. However, the autonomy came with its teething challenges, which is to be expected. Again it appeared there was smooth...

  • BFA drops charges against trio for ‘locking up’ BFL offices

    Masitaoka chairperson, Godfrey Ratlhaga, Matebele director, Lame Macheke and Fobby Radipotsane of Pilikwe United, all had charges against them withdrawn this week. The three were charged with amongst others, for disrupting the administration of the...

  • Motlhanka humbled after special award

    Motlhanka was recently voted the Public Athlete of the Year at the 43rd Botswana Sports Awards but received his accolade at a special function last week. Motlhanka plays primarily as a right-handed batsman for the senior team and also keeps the...

  • Four COSAFA teams play ‘home’ matches in SA

    Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, and Zimbabwe are still battling to put their houses in order and are forced to play their home matches on foreign soil.All four have found South Africa to be a convenient host. Malawi was the fifth COSAFA member that...

  • Tennis is making the right noise

    Raguin beat an Indian opponent in the final of the ITF J30 tournament. The future of tennis appears bright and every shoulder should be on the wheel to ensure the upward trajectory is maintained. I don't want to assume that the success that...

  • Judge punches holes in lawyer’s defence

    Segopolo gave Moitshepi little room to manoeuvre on Tuesday before delivering his judgement, which saw Ratlhaga lose the case with costs. Ratlhaga had sought the High Court’s intervention in a bid to remove the Botswana Football League chairperson,...

  • Nkobolo, Ncenga, Khutsafalo to benefit from Clash of Legends

    Last year, three footballers, Malepa Bolelang, Mosimanegape 'Twizer' Ramohibidu and Moemedi 'Jomo' Moatlhaping each received around P30,000 after the inaugural edition raised more than P90,000 for the beneficiaries. At least 17,000...

  • Premier League, it's time for the long, hard look

    The season end represents a critical moment for introspection after a rollercoaster campaign, in which officials at the Lekidi Football Centre will be least proud of.It has been a season of controversial moments, where all involved need to take a...

  • From dust they came and to dust they shall return

    The entry of Holy Ghost and Eleven Angels two seasons ago had the Premier League and to an extent, fans outside Botswana sit up and take notice. Their unique names with biblical connotations meant they received added attention as they were promoted...

  • Tennis hunts P450,000 for Botswana Open

    Of the total budget, the BTA president Oaitse Thipe said they will set aside P300, 000 for prize money.The tournament is expected to draw 150 local and international players from across Southern Africa. Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique,...

  • Who is McErick, the 'one-man judge'?

    The man behind the judgment, Charles McErick joined the BFL as chief prosecutor on May 2 and has had a busy time in his first two weeks in charge. He has already made two key decisions, which include reinstating Mochudi Centre Chiefs' points...

  • Hurting football's healing wound reopens

    Some repair works were believed to have taken place behind closed doors despite evident tensions that have simmered all summer within the football circles.However, it had looked like the warring parties, which pitted the BFL chairperson, Nicholas...

  • Amos targets 2025 World Championships return

    In 2023, a four-year ban was handed to Amos, which was later reduced to three, after being found to have used a banned substance on the eve of the 2022 World Championship held in Oregon, the United States.His ban runs from the time he was suspended...

  • GU winner as teams lose points for January 'revolt'

    As a result of leadership wrangles within the BFL, clubs announced a boycott of the fixtures in January. Only Security Systems, VTM, and Gaborone United turning up for Week 13 fixtures. In Week 14, only GU was present at the venue, while all other 15...

  • BNSC and the National Stadium toilet mess

    I deliberately picked the two as in terms of rank at the secretariat and the board respectively, they are the top dogs. While I am dead sure that the two have been to the National Stadium of late, what I am not certain about is if they have used the...

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