Uproar over selection of Region 5 team

Omitted: Pinaemang
Omitted: Pinaemang

The exclusion of some local athletes for the AUSC Region 5 Games to be held in Malawi next week has caused some tension.

The athletes who were dropped from the team are Lundi Pinaemang (100m and 200m), Godiraone Lobatlamang (100m and 200m), Thabang Monngwathipa (400m), Taolo Lesole (high jump national champion), and Thuto Olebeng (800m).

Chilume Ntshwarang, who coaches Pinaemang, Lobatlamang and Monngwathipa told Mmegi Sport that there was only one training session, which some of those who are in the team did not attend. “I believe the reason why my athletes were dropped was to punish me because I asked them why they wanted athletes who were writing Form 5 final examinations to be in camp every Friday. I also wanted to find out the reason for calling a one-day camp when the athletes have their personal trainers,” Ntshwarang said.

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