Major Upsets At The Boxing Tournament

Kagiso Bagwasi in red and Bobeilwe Ookeditse. PIC: KABO MPAETONA
Kagiso Bagwasi in red and Bobeilwe Ookeditse. PIC: KABO MPAETONA

Major upsets were the order of the day during the Botswana Boxing Association (BOBA) tournament, which was held at the University of Botswana (UB) student centre over the weekend.

The upsets started on Saturday during the preliminaries with Khumoyame Basupeng of Ghanzi Club humiliating light fly weight national champion, Tefo Rammpudu of Tsholofelo.  In another upset, this time in the bantam weight division, Oarabile Setlhaka of Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) edged out another national champion Kefentse Molalapata of Tsholofelo.  In the light heavy weight division preliminary bout, Thabang Motsewabeng of DTCB knocked out Chriswell Jongwe just seconds into their fight. 

The light weight division weight champion is Marshal Mokgwaela of DTCB who sailed through against the Ghanzi pugilist Basupeng in the finals.  Thabiso Mpolokeng of Club 1-2-5 beat up Keobaka Motsebe of BMC boxing club to take up the fly weight division championship. 

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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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