Questions over softball appointments


The Botswana Softball Association (BSA) has come under scrutiny over the appointment of the men’s Under-23 team. The bone of contention is the head coach, team manager and pitching coach.

Former Under-19 coach, Basiame Molathiwa is now the Under-23 assistant coach, serving under his former junior, Otimile Tapiso. The two worked together at Under-19 and took the team to the World Softball Championship in Michigan, United States in 2016. But now roles have been reversed, with Molathiwa finding himself serving under his former number two. Information reaching Mmegi Sport is that Molathiwa is unhappy with the turn of events as he felt he deserved the Under-23 head coach's job.

BSA had advertised the Under-23 head coach's position, which is a new post for recently established junior national team. Softball sport development officer, Tebogo Johannes said the panel decided not to appoint Molathiwa as head coach because he has been coaching at junior secondary school for many years. “He works with Under-19 players most of the time. Even his wins and profile indicates that he is good with Under-19s. His understudy when they went to Michigan is a coach at senior secondary school and that is where his wins are. We then decided that who is near to Under-23 in terms of age group, we decided to go with Tapiso,” he said. Johannes said if it was a post for the Under-19, Molathiwa would have been the perfect choice.

Editor's Comment
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Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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