Morule retained as BNSC chairperson


The Minister of Sport, Youth, Gender and Culture (MYSC), Tumiso Rakgare has finally made Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) appointments with Marumo Morule retained as chairperson. Tebogo Lebotse-Sebego also keeps her position as the vice chairperson.

“The newly established BNSC board will continue to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of sport in our nation. The Board’s mandate is to ensure that our sport policies are progressive, inclusive and aligned with international best practices,” Rakgare said.

He said the governance will be crucial in fostering an environment where both athletes and administrators can thrive, and National Sport Associations (NSAs) can operate with transparency and efficiency. During the launch of the board, Rakgare said Botswana recently received an award during the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 Awards. “Botswana’s exceptional performance over the years has been recognised, culminating in us receiving the prestigious Country of the Year award. This recognition is a testament to the hard work, dedication and excellence demonstrated by our athletes, coaches and sport administrators,” he said. At the same awards, sprint sensation, Letsile Tebogo secured two prestigious awards, Sportsperson of the Year and Junior Male Sportsperson of the Year.

Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) president, Botsang Tshenyego is a board member by virtue of his position while Tebogo Tshenyo is a member representing Paralympic Sport Association of Botswana (PASSOBO) representative. Lopang Pule and Steve Bothasitse are representing the Ministries of Local Government and Rural Development Basic Education. Keenese Katisenge-Tizhani rejoins the board as chairperson of Women in Sport Botswana (WASBO). The NSAs representatives in the board are Katlholo Mosimanegape from softball and Mmaneke Maplanka from fencing.

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