Botswana: North West District Leaders Celebrate Athletes


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Ngamiland leaders have applauded sports men and women from the district who excelled at the recent Botswana Sports Awards.

The councillors appreciated the likes of Kareng-born 400m sprinter, Leungo Scotch for his stellar performance as he won two significant awards.

Scotch scooped the prestigious top honour of Sportsperson of the Year award, which was sponsored by Debswana with P100 00 as well as Sportsman of the year award.

Gaefele Moroko from Tsau, also made the district proud by scooping Sportswoman of the Year award, while Maun-born Kebonyemodisa Mosimanyane of athletics scooped Coach of the Year award.

Councillors said during the ongoing council meeting that there was need to recognise efforts done by sportsmen and women as they continued to put the district on the map.

“It is important to celebrate success as a district as thus will motivate our sportsmen and women as well as their coaches to do more,” said Moetetsi Mogalakwe of Makalamabedi ward.

He noted that it was time to recognise efforts by sportsperson in the district as they had contributed significantly to the development of sports in the country.

In addition, he said historically, Ngamiland region was an area with wealth of talent in terms of sport performance and development in the country.

He also noted that besides athletics, the district did well in other sports codes such as volleyball, netball and football.

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