BRU blamed for women's team woes

Women's rugby sevens team. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Women's rugby sevens team. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) has been blamed for failing to offer adequate support to the women's 7s team, following a dismal performance at the Olympic Games qualifiers held in Tunisia.

The side had shown signs of progress when the country hosted the 2018 Africa Women’s 7s earlier this year. But they never participated in any other tournament since May, and travelled to Tunisia without playing friendly matches.

The results were telling as Botswana finished 11th out of 12 countries, winning only once against Mauritius.

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