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The Great North defend BISA crown

The curtain shuts on BISA games today afternoon after a long week of exciting duels from various codes. The medal standings for junior schools had northerners leading the pack followed by, north central, south central and south.


This year’s BISA finals were unexpectedly thrilling. The northern side claimed the crown with most of their teams vying for honours in the finals including Shangano, Pandagala, Shanganani and Selepa just to mention a few. This has been credited to their passion for sport as they are not exposed to the best resources like their southern counterparts.

The chef de mission for the north region Modiri Mokubela credited this success to motivation, “I think we were able to defend this simply because our players and teachers are motivated we hosted awards last year to thank them and will do the same again this year.”


The quest for various zones to take the crown began last Saturday with almost each and every region represented, but it was on Tuesday at the finals that most people noticed that the best was yet to come. For Basketball, the tables were turned around as Boipelego Junior from Serowe was in a mean mood and claimed the gold. On their way to the finals they brushed aside basketball giants Maruapula. They went on to win against the stubborn Shakawe who gave them a run for their money while the boys thrashed Orapa JSS. 

Thatayaone Kgaodi, the national organiser was happy about the display saying “it is clear that there is competition looking at the downing of schools like Maruapula,” further asking rhetorically, and who expected Serowe to dominate this year?”


Football lovers also thronged both Lekidi and the National stadium. In the U-17 girls finals it was pay-back time as Radisele was humiliated by Sisholo JSS 6-0. Last year Radisele beat Sisholo by 2-1, Sisholo coach said they planned well for their opponents after their 2014 loss. For the boys category Ramokgonami JSS came from behind to win against their regional neighbours Seleka 3-2 in a match played at Lekidi.

Sparks however flew on air as ferocious Radisele U-15 won against Ntebogang junior from Kanye in a one sided encounter. The Radisele girls started the game with their intentions clear especially from their jersey 7 winger and their captain who made sure the Kanye girls lose the game by 2-0, however the margin could have been worse, had it not been for the Ntebogang shot stopper who made important saves.


When the U-15 boys category, Gaborone arch-rivals Bokamoso Jss from Old Naledi took on Maoka from Broadhurst, one would have predicted an exciting encounter. It was Maoka who started things in the first stanza taking a convincing 4-1 lead, which left Bokamoso fans with sombre faces however, things took a turn in the last half. A scenario similar to that of AFCON 2008 opening game between Angola and Mali played out. Maoka came from behind to score four goals and ultimately won the game 5-4.


Volleyball, Softball and Netball also were in full swing with surprising finals. Lishwani JSS won against Chobe to take the gold in volleyball, while Tsodilo from Maun thrashed Thamaga’s Letlole to win gold in softball, Tsamaya’s Shanganani also took the gold in netball.


BISA mouthpiece Letsweletse Jonas said they are happy with the commitment and enthusiasms shown at the games, “We can’t complain, things went accordingly and we really loved the passion showed by both the players and coaches.”

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