BAA paints bleak future for junior athletes

Botswana's future: Young athletes parade during last year's opening of the Africa Youth Games. The impasse over teachers' payment threatens their progress
Botswana's future: Young athletes parade during last year's opening of the Africa Youth Games. The impasse over teachers' payment threatens their progress

The Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) vice-president, Glody Dube has expressed fears over the future of the victorious junior 4 x400metres team that scooped gold at the Africa Junior Championships in Ethiopia on Sunday.

The junior men’s team has been on the rise since announcing its arrival during the Africa Youth Games, a competition Botswana hosted last May.

Dube who went with the team as the manager told Mmegi Sport the impasse between the government and the Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) over teachers’ involvement in sport threatens the future of the team – and that of many other upcoming athletes.

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We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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