BNSC concerned about hockey development

Solly Reikeletseng PIC: KABO MPAETONA
Solly Reikeletseng PIC: KABO MPAETONA

Chairperson of the Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC), Solly Reikeletseng has raised concern about the development of hockey in the country. His concern comes after the dismal perform of the national team at the ongoing Greenfields Africa Hockey Championship in Randburg, South Africa.

The championship is a Rio Olympic Games qualifier event and comes to an end on Sunday.

Botswana men’s team was beaten 30-0 by South Africa and 19-0 to Zimbabwe. The side went to on be hammered 27-0 by Ghana and suffered a 5-0 loss to Namibia. Reikeletseng told Mmegi Sport yesterday that in the past hockey used to have good development structure, but over the years they became dormant. He said the slow progress might be due to the change of committees. He said hockey does not even have the national championships or any local events.

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