Botswana Defence Force (BDF)
BDF honoured
06/07/12
The contribution of the Botswana Defence Force in the development of sport in the country was recognized at the 32nd Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) Annual Sports Awards Ceremony, held at Boipuso Hall. The Commander, Botswana Defence Force, Lt. Gen. T.H.C. Masire who graced the event, received the Chairperson's Award on behalf of the Defence Force. The BDF's contribution to sport in the country is very significant, in that it covers all the aspects of sport. In an interview, the Director of Sports Administration, Major Montwedi Simon, said that for the past years, the BDF has continued to offer an array of assistance to the nation in different sporting codes such as coaching, providing players, as well as in administrative duties. Furthermore, he intimated that, currently this assistance has been extended to the University Of Botswana with swimming instructors, and in addition it is also assisting primary and secondary schools with coaching services in different sporting codes. He further said that the BDF does not only promote sport through participation alone, as it also avails training facilities to non-soldiers. He cited the use of the SSKB Football Stadium by the senior national football team (Zebras) for practice and the use of the volleyball and tennis courts to host games, as examples of the various ways through which the BDF avails its sporting facilities for the advancement of sport in the country. The BDF has through the years, produced quite a significant number of sports personalities amongst them being the current National Football Team coach Lt. Col. (Rtd) Stanley Tshosane, Botswana's first export football coach Major (Rtd) David Bright, Col. (Rtd) Edwin Senai (Football Referee), Maj. Masego Ntshingane (Football), Capt. Ofentse Bakwadi (Karate), WO I Wilson Theleso (Athletics), WO I Million Masumbika (Karate), Cpl Andrew Dobolo(Karate), L/Cpl Mompati Thuma (Football), Modiri Marumo (Football), Herbert Nkabiti (Boxing), Sgt. George Tshikare (Karate), L\Cpl Boiphemelo Selagaboy (Athletics), Otto Tafa (Karate), Elliot Mmila (Boxing) , Shakes Kebualemang (Boxing) etc. This contribution to sports has further been recognized in many sporting codes as the BDF members continue to selflessly work to promote and assist in sports. This effort led to some of the men in uniform being elected to posts of leadership such as at the Botswana Karate Association, where WOI Million Masumbika was recently elected the president of the association and Maj. Botsang Tshenyego as the Vice President of the Botswana National Olympic Committee. We should all take pride in the recognition given to the BDF by the BNSC, as this is an indication that the public we serve appreciates our contribution to the development of sport in the country. The BDF's contribution to sport is likely to increase in future, due to the formation of a unit that will solely focus in sport.
BDF Honoured The contribution of the Botswana Defence Force in the development of sport in the country was recognized at the 32nd Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) Annual Sports Awards Ceremony, held at Boipuso Hall. The Commander, Botswana Defence Force, Lt. Gen. T.H.C. Masire who graced the event, received the Chairperson's Award on behalf of the Defence Force. The BDF's contribution to sport in the country is very significant, in that it covers all the aspects of sport. In an interview, the Director of Sports Administration, Major Montwedi Simon, said that for the past years, the BDF has continued to offer an array of assistance to the nation in different sporting codes such as coaching, providing players, as well as in administrative duties. Furthermore, he intimated that, currently this assistance has been extended to the University Of Botswana with swimming instructors, and in addition it is also assisting primary and secondary schools with coaching services in different sporting codes. He further said that the BDF does not only promote sport through participation alone, as it also avails training facilities to non-soldiers. He cited the use of the SSKB Football Stadium by the senior national football team (Zebras) for practice and the use of the volleyball and tennis courts to host games, as examples of the various ways through which the BDF avails its sporting facilities for the advancement of sport in the country. The BDF has through the years, produced quite a significant number of sports personalities amongst them being the current National Football Team coach Lt. Col. (Rtd) Stanley Tshosane, Botswana's first export football coach Major (Rtd) David Bright, Col. (Rtd) Edwin Senai (Football Referee), Maj. Masego Ntshingane (Football), Capt. Ofentse Bakwadi (Karate), WO I Wilson Theleso (Athletics), WO I Million Masumbika (Karate), Cpl Andrew Dobolo(Karate), L/Cpl Mompati Thuma (Football), Modiri Marumo (Football), Herbert Nkabiti (Boxing), Sgt. George Tshikare (Karate), L\Cpl Boiphemelo Selagaboy (Athletics), Otto Tafa (Karate), Elliot Mmila (Boxing) , Shakes Kebualemang (Boxing) etc. This contribution to sports has further been recognized in many sporting codes as the BDF members continue to selflessly work to promote and assist in sports. This effort led to some of the men in uniform being elected to posts of leadership such as at the Botswana Karate Association, where WOI Million Masumbika was recently elected the president of the association and Maj. Botsang Tshenyego as the Vice President of the Botswana National Olympic Committee. We should all take pride in the recognition given to the BDF by the BNSC, as this is an indication that the public we serve appreciates our contribution to the development of sport in the country. The BDF's contribution to sport is likely to increase in future, due to the formation of a unit that will solely focus in sport.
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