Deaf sport excluded from Botswana Games

Deaf sport wants recognition. PIC: CALISTUS KOLANTSHO
Deaf sport wants recognition. PIC: CALISTUS KOLANTSHO

Deaf sport will miss out on the sixth edition of Botswana Games to be held in Gaborone from December 9 to 18.

The Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) has excluded deaf sport from the programme, which has not gone down well with Botswana Deaf Sports Federation (BDSF) president, Shirley Keoagile.

Keoagile told Mmegi Sport that there was discrimination against the deaf. “I am in the Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) board, but I have since stopped attending their meetings because it is clear that my input does not add value. I have tried to fight against this but I lost the battle,” she said. Keoagile also said it is clear the BNSC does not want disability sport to grow.

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