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Otukile secures Tokyo 2020 Olympics ticket

Mohammad Rajab Otukile has secured his ticket to the upcoming Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo, Japan this Year July.

This comes against the fact that local boxers’ chances of qualifying for the Olympic Games were heavily affected after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Boxing Task Force (BTF) took a decision to cancel the final World Olympic Qualifier.

The last round of qualifiers were to be held in which was set to held in France. Otukile’s qualification came after he was ranked number 7 in the world and number 3 in Africa, according to the Ranking and Seeding System.

The 52kg boxer who won the Gold medal at All Africa games that were held in Morocco in 2019 will join the likes of Keamogetse Kenosi, Nigel Amos, Galefele Moroko, and Amantle Montsho amongst athletes who secured their place to the upcoming games.

Meanwhile they are 53 places (32 men and 21 women) planned to be allocated at the final World Olympics.

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Mason Greenwood attempted rape charges dropped

2nd February 2023

Charges of attempted rape and assault have been dropped against Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood who was arrested in January 2022 after the allegations emerged.

The 21-year-old was arrested in January last year amid allegations surrounding images and videos that emerged online.

He was later charged with attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The Crown Prosecution Service said the charges were discontinued after a key witness withdrew their involvement.

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Raphael Varane announces retirement from international football after 10 years of service.

2nd February 2023

The Manchester United defender will now focus on his club career having made 93 caps for France, appearing at three world cups and on European championship. The Les Bleus won the World cup in 2018 and Raphael Varane started all but one of France’s matches in Qatar as they finished as runners up to Argentina

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Finally, sponsors jerk BFA

30th January 2023

With many being of the view that the state of football in Botswana has deteriorated significantly as it is no longer appealing to the business community, this was a good week for the football community. The Botswana Football Association (BFA) leadership under the stewardship of MacLean Letshwiti secured sponsorship for a combined value of P19. 3 million for the FA Cup competition and the First Division league – both South and North.

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