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BNSC HAPPY WITH PERFORMANCE
19/12/18
Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) Sports Development Director - Technical, Bobby Gaseitsiwe says they were happy with Team Botswana’s performance at the just ended Region 5 youth games. Botswana finished on position three with 69 medals, of which 12 were gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze.
While some people were concerned about netball’s poor performance during the games, Gaseitsewe said in an interview that it would be unfair to judge the team using one code.

BNSC HAPPY WITH PERFORMANCE

Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) Sports Development Director - Technical, Bobby Gaseitsiwe says they were happy with Team Botswana’s performance at the just ended Region 5 youth games.
Botswana finished on position three with 69 medals, of which 12 were gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze.
While some people were concerned about netball’s poor performance during the games, Gaseitsewe said in an interview that it would be unfair to judge the team using one code.
“We can confirm that netball has not performed well. 
The code had always fallen in the medalist category, but they had dropped from bronze to position seven. 
I think they had some challenges, which we expect them to address in their review so that they can be rectified,” he said.
He further highlighted that despite the fact that athletics did not win a gold medal in individual 400m event should also not be used to judge the whole team. 
He pointed out that the games’ organising committee, which was also responsible for Team Botswana’s preparations, had done their best and ensured that the athletes were prepared for the competition.
“We can actually confirm that Team Botswana was fully prepared, hence they surpassed their Angola performance. 
So I don’t know where the stories that the team wasn’t prepared, emanate from,” he said.
According to Gaseitsiwe, Team Botswana had been doing well in the Region 5 youth games as they had consistently occupied top three position.
Also, Gaseitsiwe said sport associations had prepared their athletes through participation in different competitions. 
“People should also understand that preparation is not only the last camp. Throughout the year, sport associations have been engaging them in their different structures and that is what we call development,” he said. 
On other issues, Gaseitsiwe said he was happy that they had were significant improvements in the Para sport.
Meanwhile, South Africa finished on position one with 144 medals followed by Angola with 47 medals. BOPA

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