The Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC), in collaboration with the Department of Broadcasting Services (DBS), the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) and the Ministry of Youth Empowerment Sport & Culture Development (MYSC) will host the 41st Botswana Sport Awards; the glamourous and most sough-after national sporting event, on 7th May 2022 at Ba Isago Convention Centre.
When speaking at the Nominees launch last night at Fairgrounds Holdings, the BNSC Board Chairperson Mr. Marumo Morule said, "With exactly twenty-five (25) days to the 41st edition of the Botswana Sport Awards, I cannot help but be excited at the opportunity to present to you the nominees for the Botswana Sport Awards that covers the period 2020 and 2021"
He further said that due to the limited sport activity in the said period, the 41st Edition of the awards will be different in two ways:
Firstly, it will combine 2020 & 2021 activities; and secondly, there is a reduced number of categories, noting that some new categories have been introduced to particularly respond to the era of COVID-19 we have just come from.
Dignitaries in attendance were the BNOC President Colonel Tshenyego and board members, the BNSC Board members, General Manager DBS, Mr Vusa Zika, National Sport Associations (NSA's) Presidents, Sponsors, the BNSC CEO Mr Tuelo D. Serufho and management, the BNOC CEO Ms. Botho Bayendi and management, and members of the media.
THE 41ST BOTSWANA SPORT AWARDS NOMINEES
Outstanding Female Athlete of the year
- Naledi Marape: Chess
- Refilwe Ekua Youri: Tennis
- Keamogetse Kenosi: Boxing
Outstanding Male Athlete of the year
- Letsile Tebogo: Athletics
- Denzel Seetso: Tennis
- Thuso Mosutlha: Chess
Outstanding Team of the year
- The Men’s 4 x 400m Relay Team: Athletics
- Jwaneng Galaxy Football Club: Football
- The Senior Women National Team: Football
Outstanding Umpire/Referee of the year
· Gaone Poane: Tennis
· Emmanuel Kgaboetsile: Badminton
· Dorothy Okatch: Basketball
Outstanding Coach of the year
- Justice Dipeba: Athletics
- Phenyo Matong: Tennis
- Lechedzani Luz: Boxing
Resilient National Sport Association of the year
- Table Tennis
Sponsor of the Year
- First National Bank of Botswana
- Debswana Diamond Company
- Phoenix Assurance Botswana
Public Athlete / Team of the year
- All - Outstanding Female Athlete of the year nominees
- All- Outstanding Male Athlete of the year nominees
- All - Outstanding Team of the year nominees
The Public Athlete/Team of the Year will be voted for by members of the public. The details regarding the voting will be shared at a later stage.
There will be two (2) categories for the media being the Electronic Sport Journalist/Reporter of the Year and Print Journalist/ Reporter of the Year. The winners of the two (2) awards will be revealed at the main event. As per the tradition, the Minister will also award one or more persons during the 41st Botswana Sport Awards.
To corporates, lovers and supporters of Botswana sport, tickets to the glamorous event are now on sale, at P750 for a single ticket and P7, 000.00 for a table of 10. For ticket bookings, contact the BNSC Marketing Department at 3674000/67/31.