Lack of facilities haunts BNSC

Missed opportunity: The renovated National Stadium was supposed to include an indoor facility
Missed opportunity: The renovated National Stadium was supposed to include an indoor facility

Lack of facilities, particularly indoor, remains a headache for the Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC). Volleyball and netball are the most affected, with the BNSC admitting the challenge.

Volleyball games are played at the Institute of Health Sciences (IHS) Hall in Molepolole, BUAN Hall and Lobatse. The code is forced to host its games outside Gaborone as the venue fees at facilities such as Ditshupo Hall are beyond reach.

BNSC chief executive officer (CEO), Falcon Sedimo yesterday admitted that lack of facilities was a challenge especially for netball and volleyball. He said initially when the National Stadium was renovated in 2008, an indoor facility was supposed to be included but was left out due to financial constraints. Meanwhile, Sedimo said they want to come up with a proposal of changing sport development. He said that could be done in phases in order to accommodate financial challenges.

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