Three sporting codes dropped from Africa Beach games

Athletics is among sporting codes that have been dropped from Africa Beach games PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG.
Athletics is among sporting codes that have been dropped from Africa Beach games PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG.

Three sporting codes, karate, basketball and athletics (marathon) were dropped at the 11th hour from competing at the second edition of Africa Beach Games organised by the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) in Hammamet, Tunisia.

The Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) caretaker chief executive officer, Tebogo Kesupile told Sport Monitor on Friday that the three codes were dropped due to financial challenges.

She explained that the Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) took long to respond to their request for funding. “The BNSC took long to respond to our request. We even wondered if we would send any team to the Games. The response came very late. They finally responded telling us that they will finance our preparations for the games.

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