24 April 2019

Botswana: About 200 Athletes Prepare for Cossasa Games

Gaborone — About 200 athletes are in camp at Matsiloje Training Centre in preparation for the Confederation of School Sport Associations of Southern Africa (COSSASA) Games to be held in eSwatini from May 2-4.

According to a press release from Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA), the athletes were selected during the just ended 2019 BISA and Botswana Primary Schools Sports Association third national athletics competitions that were held in Francistown recently.

The release states that the team comprising of 80 under 13 athletes, 60 under 15 and 60 under 17 is responding well in training and minor injuries have been reported.

It further says some of the athletes were among the team that represented the country during the 2018 COSSASA athletics games, which held in Botswana.

The team came in third position with a total of 20 gold medals behind Zimbabwe and Namibia.

Meanwhile, positive response and high morale in camp has given the technical director, Joy Kenosi hope that 'the team will bring extra two gold medals this year to make 22 and beat the likes of Zimbabwe and stubborn Namibia'.

The team leaves on April 29 and returns on May 6.

Meanwhile, the just ended Francistown meet has undoubtedly produced athletes that will conquer the World in future.

All athletes proved their mettle in representing their zones in different events, but the 100m and 400m races won by Phodiso Rampa and Bernard Olesitse of Good Hope Senior Secondary School, respectively impressed.

<i>Source : BOPA</i>

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