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Calistus Kolantsho
  • Despite changes, netball crises flare

    Then-president Malebo Raditladi-Nkgakile, Seipei Gaelisiwe (vice president-project and events), Masego Serumola (sport development officer), and Mokeresete Mokeresete (public relations officer), were all removed through a motion of no confidence. But...

  • Bon Voyage: Off to Paris they go!

    Some members left yesterday for a pre-camp ahead of the games while other athletes, Letsile Tebogo, Collen Kebinatshipi, and Anthony Pesela are already in Europe competing in the Diamond League and Continental Tour Meets. The team comprises 14...

  • Fireworks expected at softball extravaganza

    The event organiser, Oeme Morupisi, told MmegiSport that it is all systems go. He said the toss for playing pools was conducted on Tuesday during a technical meeting. Three softball pitches, Mowana Ball Park, Cricket Ground and Makhubu Ball Park, all...

  • Under-14 team shines at CAT/ITF tournament

    The team is taking part in the Confederation of African Tennis (CAT)/International Tennis Federation (ITF) continental tournament. The tournament started on Saturday (July 6) and comes to an end tomorrow (July 9). The tournament is attended by...

  • Two athletes test positive to banned substances

    The outcomes come a few weeks before the start of the Paris 2024 Olympics with athletics event kicking off on August 1. The two cases, which involve a male and female runners bring the number of active cases in athletics to five. An effort to speak...

  • BAA appeal relay decision

    The relay team clocked 38.19secs during the heats at the recent African Senior Championships held in Duoala, Cameroon. However, the results were not recognised due to the use of faulty timing equipment. The Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) vice...

  • Concern over volleyball league delays

    The league was due to start in April but was postponed to this weekend and has been rescheduled once more. Mafolofolo coach, Isaac Thenjelani, told MmegiSport that they are in the dark about what is happening to the league. “The BVF executive...

  • Funds hamper netball's Singapore plans

    Botswana has always been part of the tournament since its infancy stage when it was still a tri-nations competition. The BONA president, Onkemetse Mpudi, is a concerned person as the association is struggling with funding. She told MmegiSport that...

  • Unlicensed starting gun costs relay team Olympic slot

    This would mean the Netherlands, currently ranked number 16, will compete in Paris. However, the participation of the Netherlands will be confirmed by the standard of World Athletics qualifying procedures. Botswana clocked 38.19 during the African...

  • Local tennis players eye increased cash prize

    Local players were amongst those who eyed the increased prize money and the title. Some of the countries that attended the championships included Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Eswatini, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Africa and...

  • Wells women eliminated from Phikwe Softball Extravaganza

    Wells' dream of getting a slot at the tournament was diminished by a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Vikings. The women’s teams that have qualified for the Phikwe Softball Extravaganza from the Southern Zone are Police IX, BDF IX (defending...

  • Karate team’s Zone VI standards drop

    The team finished second behind South Africa with 39 medals which included 11 gold, 13 silver, and 15 bronze. The Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) sent a team of 23 athletes to the competition. Last year, BOKA had sent a team of 42 members....

  • Extravaganza quench softball thirst

    The last time there was softball activity on the pitch was back in September last year during the Independence Cup. The eliminations for the southern zone are at the National Diamond while Mater Spei and Clifton School in Francistown, host matches in...

  • Relay team Olympic qualification in doubt

    Just like what happened during the CAA African Senior Championships held in Asaba, Nigeria in 2018 where the results were scrapped by the World Athletics, the same fate is likely to befall Botswana’s 4x100m relay team results for the Douala,...

  • Dipeba calls for CAA, BAA to stand up

    Speaking to MmegiSport after the World Athletics declared Botswana men’s 4x100m relay team results as uncertified, Dipeba said questions would always be asked when a European country is dislodged in rankings. The men's 4x100m relay team broke a...

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