Botswana ready for Region 5 Games

The Games’ venue: Bingu National Stadium in Malawi
The Games’ venue: Bingu National Stadium in Malawi

A large contingent of 140 athletes and 53 officials is preparing to fly out to Lilongwe, Malawi to represent Botswana at the Region 5 Games, which start next week.

Botswana will compete in football, athletics, para-athletics, volleyball, swimming, tennis, boxing and netball. Chef de mission, Shadrack Kapeko told Mmegi Sport from Lilongwe that everything is in place for the games.

“The team will be coming here in two groups, the first group will be the boys' football team because they should undergo an MRI scan before the competition. The rest of the team will fly in on Monday. We have a smaller team compared to the one that competed in Maseru, where we sent 239 athletes. It was cheaper then because it was next to home and we drove there.

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