Women making a marked difference in Botswana sport

Just last week, the media was abuzz with excitement after the Botswana Football Association (BFA) announced that it has appointed Basadi Akoonyatse as it's Vice President. I could not hide my excitement as well as I know her to be a woman of principle and high morals, and she deserves the position.

Football is a predominantly male dominated sport, and having a woman as a second in command of an Association that runs the most popular, the most talked about, the most followed, and at times the most controversy riddled sport in the country and indeed in the world, is a most welcome development.

Women need to be involved to show that they can also do it. I have all the confidence that Akoonyatse will show her mettle and will be no push-over. With her will power, I know she will not just be there to add numbers and she will indeed make a marked contribution to Botswana football.

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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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