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Calistus Kolantsho
  • Rugby dust off cobwebs to prepare 7s team

    BRU president, Sean Irish told Mmegi Sport that training is starting next week and the aim is to challenge for the 7s championship title and believes it is achievable. He said the 7s World Cup has already been done when sport was suspended in...

  • The Tobane Eagle has landed

    The 24-year old Ngaka wrote his name in the professional boxing history books on Friday night when he defeated title holder, Onkarabile 'Scara' Mothibedi at the Gaborone International Convention Centre. South African referee, Ben Ncapi had...

  • BNOC votes: Who is the fairest?

    A tight contest is expected with three men, incumbent Botsang Tshenyego, Ookeditse Malesu and Tirelo Mukokomani vying for the presidency. The current board's tenure has been disrupted by COVID-19 but there have been mixed feelings about their...

  • Masire Extends Cycling Rule

    Masire told Sport Monitor that he was motivated to seek re-election due to a number of reasons. “When I was first given the responsibility to lead cycling in Botswana, there were Batswana participating in the youth and junior ranks. We started from...

  • Ngaka Wins WBF Title

    Ngaka snatched the title from cross-town rival, Onkarabile ‘Scara’ Mothibedi. Ngaka won the title after Ben Ncapi, the referee stopped the match in the 11th round. The bout was scheduled for 12 rounds. The referee felt that he had seen enough and...

  • Mothibedi vows to defend WBF title

    Last year, Mothibedi became the first professional boxing champion from Botswana to win the vacant WBF title. Mothibedi won the title by a unanimous decision after 12 hard-fought and entertaining rounds against Tshepang 'Gear Box' Babui....

  • From goat herder to conquering the world

    Makwala’s journey to the world stage is captured in a new book, 'The Solo Runner: The Untold Story of Isaac Makwala' written by former athlete and academic, Tshepang Tshube. The 400m athlete's childhood is traced primarily to two...

  • BNOC campaigns hit the home stretch

    MMEGI: Introduce yourself and your background in sport?Malesu: I am a karateka, former Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) president, former National Sport Associations (NSA) representative in the Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) board and...

  • PASSOBO Meeting Fails To Proceed Over Quorum

    Out of the six PASSOBO affiliates, only three attended the OGM. PASSOBO president, Titus Letshwiti told the meeting that they could not proceed since they were not forming a quorum. “The Constitution is clear that we could only proceed if we are at...

  • Softball appointments cause friction

    The key requirements are that a combination of education and directly related experience may be considered. The coach should have coached a secondary school, club or national team, a minimum of 10 years of coaching experience at secondary school or...

  • BONA clarifies coach’s position

    BONA secretary-general, Mmaneke Maplanka told Mmegi Sport that Mlotshwa is a volunteer and has worked with the national team for a long time. She explained that they have requested her club to allow her to assist the national team. “She is not...

  • Be all embracing Mr President

    When team Botswana left for the Olympics in July, there was a medal target of two but the team settled for bronze through the men’s 4x400m relay team, which was a commendable effort. The bronze sparked wild celebrations and fittingly the red carpet...

  • Mukokomani tweaks election strategy

    The elections of the new board were initially scheduled for October but a decision was taken during the BNOC Extra-Ordinary Meeting to postpone the polls after it was realised that the term of the Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) had lapsed...

  • Questions over softball appointments

    Former Under-19 coach, Basiame Molathiwa is now the Under-23 assistant coach, serving under his former junior, Otimile Tapiso. The two worked together at Under-19 and took the team to the World Softball Championship in Michigan, United States in...

  • Three horse race in BNOC elections

    The duo faced each other in the last election in 2017 and Malesu lost. The new kid on the block is Tirelo Mukokomani. The former Botswana Softball Association (BSA) president is expected to give the two candidates a stiff challenge. Malesu is fresh...

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