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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Molepolole unrest: Urgent attention on missing person cases

From Jakoba's mysterious disappearance on November 9 to the grim discovery of his remains at Mosinki Lands, a gap in the response mechanisms of the police and village leadership has been laid bare. The community's anger is evident, seen in the attack on Bakang Masole, the man found driving Jakoba's taxi and the main suspect, and the subsequent riot. Residents express discontent, citing a troubling trend of missing persons cases often...

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