Region 5 Games team battle-ready

Winners: Botswana’s athletics team at the Region 5 Games in Maseru last year PIC: BNSC
Winners: Botswana’s athletics team at the Region 5 Games in Maseru last year PIC: BNSC

It is all systems go for team Botswana with two months left before the AUSC Region 5 Youth Games set for Malawi in December. The ninth edition of the Youth Games is scheduled to run from December 2-10 in Lilongwe.

The competition comes at a time when the country is struggling with resuming school sport, which is normally used to select athletes for the Region 5 Games. Botswana is sending a team of football (boys and girls), netball, tennis, volleyball (boys and girls), PASSOBO (boys and girls), athletics (boys and girls), boxing (boys and girls), and swimming (boys and girls).

The Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) CEO, Tuelo Serufho told Mmegi Sport all sporting codes that are travelling to Malawi have started preparatory camps. “Now that schools are opened, training will be at individual clubs and schools until such a time individual National Sport Associations (NSA) will organise camps respectively.

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