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Kgosi Malope challenge this weekend

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Tsosa Motse Organisation in association with Bangwaketse Tribal Administration and Cycle for Life Club will host the second edition of the Kgosi Malope ll Road Race Challenge this coming Sunday in Kanye. The Kgosi Malope Challenge is aimed at raising funds and awareness for the refurbishment of a historical site in Kanye called the Mmalekwa Cemetery. The cemetery remains a resting place for some members of the Bangwaketse royal family, former British settlers and soldiers as well as former London Missionary Society Clergy and colonial administrators.

According to the Vice Chairperson of the race organising committee Kaone Ramontshonyane, the challenge has been sponsored to a tune of over P 150 000. The P100 000 will strictly go towards the refurbishing of the cemetery while the rest of the money will be used as prize money for the winners. According to Ramontshonyane, the race will be made up of the 110 km, 60km, 20km and the 5km kiddies ride categories. Ramontshonyane expressed confidence in that they expect over 200 participants this year adding that the challenge had attracted about 110 cyclists last year.

Moreover, Ramontshonyane said they have taken all the necessary safety measures to ensure smooth running of the event. He said all cyclists are to adhere to Botswana Cycling Association (BCA) rules and standards, “All of them will be wearing proper cycling clothing and on our side we shall ensure that that there are marshals at all road intersections and water points.” Some of the sponsors of the event include Debswana Jwaneng Mine (title sponsor), Majwe Mining, Southern District Council, Asphalt Botswana, Tseng Tseng Group, Security Systems, Kanye Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Masa Square Hotel, National Food Technology Resource Centre, Alpic Bicycle Factory, Time Projects and Sampi Lodge.

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Well-endowed Galaxy

Isaac Pheko

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FIRE POWER: Galaxy await Rollers

It is only the third week of the 2018/19 BTC Premiership and things are already heating up. Leading the charge is a marauding Jwaneng Galaxy who have already thrown a heavy-handed gauntlet at their rivals after recording a highly impressive 10 goals in just two games.

Galaxy’s intention has been made clear this season after leaving their first two opponents with bloody noses and tails tucked between their legs. The former Mascom Top 8 champions are in a relentless war path with the premier league title on their radar. This weekend, Galaxy host bitter rivals Township Rollers in Jwaneng in what is expected to be a football grudge match. Rollers have been a prickly thorn in Galaxy’s quest to claim the premiership silverware for the past two seasons.

This means the weekend fixture will be the most compelling of the new season. However, Galaxy seem to be packing more heat coming into the Saturday fixture having annihilated both Prisons XI (5-0) and Security Systems (5-0). Galaxy are currently occupying first position alongside second place Sharps Shooting Stars at six points apeice. The game against Popa this weekend will be a litmus test for Galaxy. If the Debswana backed side beats the reigning champions they will establish themselves as potential contenders for the 2018/19 title honours. On the flipside, a loss against Rollers will only mean the first two games were short of a bluff.

Pound for pound Mapalastina have the best squad in the domestic league but a new look Galaxy are well endowed in their own right. In an interview this week, Galaxy spokesperson Tankiso Morake said they played Rollers three times last season and all the games ended in a draw. “Remember we played Rollers in the Mascom Top 8 in Lobatse,” an up-beat Morake said. Morake further said they expected their new coach to receive his permits and start manning the bench when they play Rollers this weekend. “Our supporters have told us that they expected nothing less than league honours this season.” Morake attributes the positive result to a great pre-season.

“You will remember that there was a fake list in the media indicating that we have parted ways with most of our players. You can see that the likes of Ayanda Molefe and Isaac Paeye are still part of the team. There is a lot of competition in our team because we mostly have young players in the team including Lebogang Ditsile who played at Highlands Park in South Africa.” Furthermore, Morake conceded that Rollers are a strong team but argued that they will win the games from the technical bench. “You will remember that we started the last season back tracking but this time things are different.”

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Bridge team fails to impress

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The local team comprised of under 16, under 21 and under 26 categories. In an interview this week, BBF spokesperson Mbakiso Malilo did not mince his words when he described the team’s performance as terrible with all the three teams failing to qualify for the quarter finals.

“Making it to the quarter finals was our target following a good showing in the online championship by our junior team. I believe we can work on improving the playing standard for kids (under 16) as they still stand a chance to compete in the under 21 and under 26 categories for future championships,” he said.

However, Malilo explained that the local youth team gained a lot of experience as the played against more advanced rivals. Quizzed on challenges they faced with a predominantly youthful team, Malilo said: “the trip was too long and for most of the players this was their first experienced of travelling such a great distance. The jet lag ended up affecting the team’s performance as they showed signs of fatigue.” Malilo said their objective was to train young players and give them exposure to the game early on.

“We managed to network with bridge power houses like the Netherlands. Official from the European country expressed interest in training our kids through bridge clinics and enhancing the standard of play and bidding.” Malilo said they selected the junior team that travelled to China through local tournament that was held in Gaborone earlier this year. The tournament was attend by mostly tertiary school students and out of school youth in the junior and youngsters’ category. For the under 16 category we invited student from secondary schools.

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