Amos’ fate means Tebogo must remain vigilant

The suspension of Nijel Amos until 2025 for a doping offense should serve as a warning to Letsile Tebogo, who has emerged as Botswana’s star athlete in the last two years.

For a country with a small athletes population, it is worrying that five elite athletes have been found on the wrong side of the anti-doping rules in the last 13 years.

Other than Amos, former world champion, Amantle Montsho, 400m runner, Lydia Jele, jumper, Tlhalosang Tshireletso, 800m athlete, Onalenna Baloyi have all been deemed to have violated the anti-doping regulations since 2010. This means the anti-doping officials’ roving spotlight will continuously monitor Botswana athletes due to the recent doping violations.

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