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Gunners may dump All Kasi

The fuming Extension Gunners is ready to drop Tsa Gae Clothing Label Company trading as AllKasi following reports that the latter is failing to adhere to the specifications of their contract. The club is said to be preparing to terminate their contract with the clothing company with immediate effect.

Reports reaching this publication are to the effect that the ailing Gunners are not satisfied with the way the clothing label is administrating the club- a complex scenario that has left the club battling heavy financial doldrums to this date. The Lobatse based company signed a deal with Gunners in August 2016 to run the club through a management contract. The deal was spear headed by the club’s late chairman Phenyo Gothaang after the club could not reach an understanding with one touted multimillionaire, who was at the time said to be interested in investing fortunes in the Peleng based outfit.

According to the agreement, All Kasi was to get all income the club made but later give the team society a third of those profits on annual basis. All Kasi also had access to Gunners’ account which remained in operation even prior to penning the deal. WeekendSport has gathered that Gunners management has been irked by the way the local clothing brand has been dragging their feet regarding the issue of finances, particularly at a time when the team was in dire need of money. Source further reveal that a contract penned by the two parties is different from the one prepared by lawyer, Tshiamo Rantao.  Both parties are believed to have signed a 5 year deal.

Sources allege that Tsa Gae entered into an agreement with Gunners while facing similar financial problems. The clothing company has since claimed that the failure to meet their contractual obligations with the team was because the company itself between a rock and a hard place. AlKasi, reports say, has been failing to administer itself.

However, All Kasi still has another running contract with the club as technical sponsors. The expiry dates of this contract are unknown. Efforts to reach Gunners officials proved futile as Gunners Chairman his Vice Chairman’s calls went unanswered. Ian Kebopetswe, Extension Gunners manager could not be drawn into divulging any information on the matter as he said the issue was beyond his portfolio.

Ludo Kemoeng who is managing director of All Kasi had not responded to a questionnaire sent to him by press time. He had declined to field questions via a telephone interview, instead asking for a questionnaire to be emailed. It is against this backdrop that Gunners has seen some its senior players boycotting training demanding their wages. The team however has slapped the players with suspensions pending a disciplinary hearing. Sources claim Gunners did not handle well the issue of the players as they (players) are well within their rights to demand what is due to them, and instead, Gunners should take the fight to their partners, All Kasi.

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It’s do or die for Zebras

28th March 2023

The senior national team, the Zebras, is currently in Equatorial Guinea to for an African Cup of Nations Qualifiers tie. Before they departed, the team’s coach, Mogomotsi Mpote, had his troops train in Morocco. This was through the agreement between the two countries.

The agreement between the BFA and the Fédération Moroccan Football Association states that the two nations will work together to organize friendly matches between their respective national teams. It also allows the establishment of football camps for the youth categories (U-15, U-17, and U-20), this includes women’s national teams.

The national team has played over 180 minutes in its two qualifying matches against Tunisia and Libya. Currently, the Zebras, Lesotho and Liberia are the only teams that haven’t scored yet in the competition (this is correct by press time on Friday).

Before the match against Equatorial Guinea match, the local boys who were once known as the whipping boys of Africa in the early 2000s, were languishing at the bottom of the log standings in group J. They lost their first match away to Libya on June 1, 2022. However, they managed to salvage a point against Tunisia last year.

Before the team left for Equatorial Guinea, coach Mpote urged his players to focus on keeping their hopes of making a return trip to the AFCON finals alive after an 11 year absence since the maiden appearance in 2012. He noted that they would not allow their opponents to score and would ensure that they would get a draw.

Despite the various changes that have occurred in the two countries’ football landscape, the two teams have only met once before. In 2010, the local boys defeated the Equatorial Guinea team in a friendly match, which ended in an emphatic win for the visitors. Since then, the two sides have realised different fortunes in FIFA rankings, with Equatorial Guinea ranked 51 places above the Zebras.

Meanwhile, in their last six games, Guinea has only managed to win one of them. They drew with Rwanda and Togo in September 2022 friendlies. They have found the back of the net just twice in their six games. On the other hand, the Zebras, won one match against Zambia and lost four on their way to finishing at the bottom of the group with four points. At the conclusion of their previous AFCON campaign, the local boys traveled to Zambia and secured a draw.


Despite the recent results of the Guinean team, which have only managed to draw with Rwanda and Togo in their last six matches, coach Mpote is still confident that his team will perform well against the hosts.

According to the head coach, the local boys have the necessary skills and resources to perform well against any country. He noted that the team’s coaches have been studying abroad to gain a deeper understanding of the various aspects of football.

“Tactically they should also be ready. We need your (Botswana fans) usual support, when we come back from Equatorial Guinea, we will go to Francistown, and we will need you. You are our 12th player, and you are very important to us.”


This week, the Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) Tuelo Serufho revealed that the Obed Itani Chilume Stadium will host the return leg of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between the local boys and Equatorial Guinea. The venue had initially failed an inspection test conducted by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). However, following the completion of the necessary works, the stadium was allowed to host the match.

According to BNSC Chief, Tuelo Serufho, the various requirements that the stadium must meet included having a designated parking area for the media and spectators, as well as having signage that will guide the spectators. He also noted that the venue now has a world-class media area.

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Jagdish Shah rejects Rollers society

27th March 2023

Township Rollers, one of the country’s most decorated football clubs with 15 premier league titles, is finding itself in a precarious situation as its long-term chief financier, Jagdish Shah, threatens to dump them if the society does not bow down to his demand of forfeiting their 20 percent interest in the company.

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Orange injects P350 000 into Phikwe marathon

21st March 2023

Mobile network Orange Botswana is committed to supporting the development of local sport. Through its sponsorship, the company will be able to promote and market the sport. According to Maano Masisi, the company believes that sport can unite people from different backgrounds.

He stated that through the sponsorship of the marathon, the company will help promote healthy lifestyles and unity among the people of Selebi Phikwe.

The Selebi Phikwe Marathon is scheduled to take place on July 29, 2023. It is expected that it will attract international, regional, and social runners. A total of P216 000 has been allocated for the prize money for the first ten places in the 42.2 km race. For the 15km and 10km races, the LOC will give away prizes to the first five places.

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