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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Urgent call: Stop the killing!

The previous week, we had an article about a police officer shooting his wife, and turning the gun on himself, whilst he died, his wife survived and is still in the hospital.Sadly that was not the only article we carried on intimate partner killings. There was the Francistown case, where a young woman allegedly stabbed her ‘former boyfriend’ and many others which were reported throughout the week.As all the reports were coming in, a Botswana...

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