Banners
Banners

Latest News

Pastor Gomolemo Kalayakgosi is a graphic illustrator/cartoonist devote...
The local dance group, Amakuvuki has raised Botswana’s flag up h...
The Cookout Africa 2021 edition continues to roll out virtually  ...
Legendary and key player of the classic era of rhumba in Botswana, Alf...
Banners
Banners

Karate hosting prospects look gloom

MQONDISI DUBE
Hosting fight: Karate could miss out on hosting the Commonwealth Championships PICS: PHATSIMO KAPENG & KENNEDY RAMOKONE
The Botswana Karate Association’s (BOKA) prospects of hosting the Commonwealth Karate Championships in 2023 appear gloom due to lack of government funds.

BOKA has been awarded the rights to host the tournament, but the Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) has asked the karate body to put its preparations on hold.

This follows amid reports the government was broke to finance the project as the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is fully felt. “For now we have not approved the hosting. We are still doing consultations,” acting BNSC chief executive officer, Tuelo Serufho said. The BNSC and BOKA issued a joint statement this week on putting preparations for the event on hold pending consultations. It is reported that the government is not too keen to finance the hosting due to a tight budget. “There is a feeling that there is no convincing case to host the tournament. The cost-benefit analysis is not in favour of BOKA. Yes, there would be benefits in terms of team preparations, but other than that there is no legacy, particularly in terms of infrastructure.

However, there are reports that BOKA has sourced funding for some infrastructure development, but this was not included in their presentation,” a government source said. BOKA president, Tshepho Bathai said he could not comment on the matter, as agreed with

Banners
BNSC until consultations have been finalised.

 However, Bathai has previously indicated the benefits of hosting the tournament. “The championships would bring a lot of benefits to the country with 15 development centres all with training mats, 18 World qualified referees, seven World qualified coaches, 30 first aiders, six video review equipment, seven World Karate Federation (WKF) approved tournament mats, World-class athletes, Long Term Athletes Development Framework and training equipment,” Bathai said.

He said there would be a training facility developed and a BOKA leadership academy would be set up, in addition to improved governance structures. He said there would be 60 tablets and two computers left for the office. Bathai said they intend to purchase two heavy-duty printers, train two administrators on television and broadcasting rights and also improve event management skills.

“We are looking forward to the championships leaving a legacy of sports medicine through workshops that would be conducted. We also expect BOKA medical commission to have the best practice structures.

The economy would also benefit, especially businesses in Gaborone. After hosting this event, we expect improved relations with WKF, CKF, Commonwealth Sport and International Olympic Committee,” Bathai said in a previous interview.



Sport

Banners
Banners ?>

Selefu

A hole in the economy

Latest Frontpages

Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper
Banners
Adana Escort Adıyaman Escort Afyon Escort Ağrı Escort Aksaray Escort Amasya Escort Ankara Escort Antalya Escort Antep Escort Ardahan Escort Artvin Escort Aydın Escort Balıkesir Escort Bartın Escort Batman Escort Bayburt Escort Bilecik Escort Bingöl Escort Bitlis Escort Bolu Escort Burdur Escort Bursa Escort Çanakkale Escort Çankırı Escort Çorum Escort Denizli Escort Diyarbakır Escort Düzce Escort Edirne Escort Erzincan Escort Elazığ Escort Erzurum Escort Eskişehir Escort Giresun Escort Gümüşhane Escort Hakkari Escort Hatay Escort Iğdır Escort Isparta Escort İskenderun Escort İstanbul Escort İzmir Escort İzmit Escort Karabük Escort Karaman Escort Kars Escort Kastamonu Escort Kayseri Escort Kıbrıs Escort Kırıkkale Escort Kırklareli Escort Kırşehir Escort Kilis Escort Kocaeli Escort Konya Escort Kütahya Escort Malatya Escort Manisa Escort Maraş Escort Mardin Escort Mersin Escort Muğla Escort Muş Escort Nevşehir Escort Niğde Escort Ordu Escort Osmaniye Escort Rize Escort Sakarya Escort Samsun Escort Siirt Escort Sinop Escort Sivas Escort Şırnak Escort Tekirdağ Escort Tokat Escort Trabzon Escort Tunceli Escort Urfa Escort Uşak Escort Van Escort Yalova Escort Yozgat Escort Zonguldak Escort Alaçatı Escort Aliağa Escort Alsancak Escort Bornova Escort Buca Escort Çeşme Escort Çiğli Escort Gaziemir Escort Karşıyaka Escort fethiye escort iskenderun escort iskenderun escort iskenderun escort iskenderun escort iskenderun escort