Friday, 23 Jun 2017
The late former President Sir Ketumile Masire will be accorded a state funeral and will be laid to rest on Thursday next week in Kanye.
Friday, 23 Jun 2017
President Ian Khama has declared 3 days of national mourning, starting today in remembrance of former President Sir Ketumile Masire.
Friday, 23 Jun 2017
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has paid tribute to its Board Member and Former President Sir Ketumile Masire.

Sport

BDF IX dominate the Phikwe Softball Extravaganza

BDF IX has continued its dominance of the Phikwe Softball Extravaganza.
BDF retained the title after beating Wells 3-1 in the finals to win Gold and the P75 000 cash prize, in the finals that were played last night. Mahalapye outfit, Rail Giants came third.
In the Ladies finals, Police IX humiliated Panthers 6-1 to claim the title, with new comers Titans coming third. The runners up in both Men and Ladies categories got P40 000 while third prize got 28 000.
The extravaganza is said to be the richest tournament in the continent in terms of prize money.

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Premier league once again embroiled in a financial scandal

The local football Premier league is once again embroiled in a financial scandal.

BFA President Tebogo Sebego has suspended a decision by the board of the Premier league to recall chairman Walter Kgabung and chief executive Bennett Mamelodi, after they allegedly overspent the league’s 6 million Pula budgeted for this season.

Sebego has now ordered those concerned to submit composite reports, to determine the way forward.

Apparently the board now wants a forensic audit carried out. There is also speculation that the league owes the taxman, BURS, huge sums of money.

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Olopeng expresses shock at FIFA corruption

Sports minister Thapelo Olopeng has expressed shock at the corruption scandal overwhelming FIFA.
Speaking at the Top 8 awards last night, Olopeng says FIFA does not have good working relations with its affiliates and that is a concern to Botswana.

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Diacore Gaborone Marathon receives 350 thousand Pula sponsorship

Stanbic Bank Botswana yesterday announced a 3-year commitment to sponsor the annual Diacore Gaborone Marathon, DGM, event for 350 thousand Pula with a particular focus this year on the 21. 1km race.

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Athletics news

Nijel Amos said to have missed doping test and young athletes in Ethiopia for African Youth Champs

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BRU commemorates Women's Day on Sunday

Botswana Rugby Union (BRU), will join the world in celebrating International Women’s’ Day.

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BOKA holds selection championship in Francistown

BOKA will hold 2nd leg Senior Championship selection this Saturday 7th March in Francistown at Civic Centre.

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Dambe renews contract with Platinum Stars

Botswana national footbal team's first choice goal keeper, Kabelo Dambe, has agreed new contract terms and signed with his current club Platinum Stars.

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BOBA holds inter-club tournament in Kanye

Botswana Boxing Association will this weekend host the interclub tournament at Seepapitso Senior Secondary School

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Chess championship qualifiers this weekend

Botswana Chess Federation will hold the 2nd qualifiers of the 2015 Metropolitan National Chess Championships at Oasis Motel, Tlokweng, from 7-8 March 2015.

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