Let’s host Afcon

Afcon is supposedly the zenith of the continental game. We want to host AFCON. Our last sojourn, our only sojourn, in Afcon petered into a sad nation, failed overseas transfers for local players and coaches on the brink of losing their fat pay cheques.

Our most alluring image of the efforts of our team is a midfielder who burst a ball by blocking an opponent – hardly the stuff to bump up one’s football pedigree. But some local fans were desperate to rose colour our Afcon effort and exploited this to the maximum.

First and foremost stadia (or stadiums for the uninitiated) have to be brought to the right standards. The stadium contractors will have to be brought to a special workshop so we do not have the kind of mishaps like the time when they built a stadium in Francistown in readiness for the 2010 World Cup.

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A woman’s right to choose: Or is it?

Here in Botswana, we have many single-parent households, mostly female-led, so what does that suggest? That some fathers choose to ditch the responsibility of caring for their children and leave them to the ones who carry them during pregnancy to do the heavy lifting.Of course, in other dynamics, there are instances where the father wants to keep the baby and the would-be mother does not want to, hence the saying ‘whose body is it anyway’.In...

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