AFCON bid faces hurdles

Proposed venue: Motlhaba Stadium in Gabane will be built from scratch
Proposed venue: Motlhaba Stadium in Gabane will be built from scratch

As the nation holds its collective breath ahead of the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations bid winner announcement on September 27, it has emerged assessors raised three key issues that could dent Botswana's chances, Mmegi Sport has learnt.

A three-member team of assessors presented their reports to the CAF executive meeting after touring bidding countries in July and August. One of the main issues which could prove to be a stumbling block is the construction of three new stadia within three years.

“There are concerns this might not be achieved within the given timeframe as the facilities have to be built from scratch,” a source close to developments said. “The other issue is that of a five-star hotel with up to 650 beds that will accommodate the CAF executive and other high-profile dignitaries. There is no five-star hotel in Gaborone at present and this is an area which will host most of the matches,” the source added.

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‘Boraboko’ should face the wrath of the law

Still in Molepolole, a young woman was also reported missing, only for her decapitated body to be found inside in a shallow grave! The issue of missing persons has always been a challenge in our country, and a considerable number of missing persons are unfortunately found dead! Something troubling is the murders related to missing persons, which touch on an array of issues, including the killing of intimate partners, often referred to as passion...

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