BAA cancels competition in Merafhe�s honour

Looking ahead: This weekend's track and field event has been moved but the marathon series returns next weekend. PIC: KABO MPAETONA
Looking ahead: This weekend's track and field event has been moved but the marathon series returns next weekend. PIC: KABO MPAETONA

Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) has cancelled the first edition of the 2015 national track and field events scheduled for tomorrow to honour the late former Vice President, Mompati Merafhe.

BAA spokesperson, Ipolokeng Ramatshaba said they decided to call off the event because it coincided with the burial of Merafhe in Serowe tomorrow. The late former vice president was BAA patron.  Meanwhile, the finals of the cross-country championships will be held in Gaborone on January 24 in the afternoon. Ramatshaba said the BAA technical committee has decided to change the venue from Letlhakeng.

“We are expecting a huge number of athletes from both north and southern part of the country. The races will be held in the afternoon as a way sticking to international practice. We are grooming our athletes for international competitions. We will be using the same track that was used during the semi-finals for the southern zone last weekend,” said Ramatshaba.

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