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Botswana Tertiary Student Sports Association

MOTTO: Developing the body and mind

Who we are
Botswana Tertiary Student Sports Association (BOTESSA) is the umbrella body for all sports codes of the tertiary institutions of Botswana. This is an organization that was formed to provide organized sporting links amongst Post Secondary (Tertiary) Institutions in Botswana. Thus all tertiary institutions in Botswana are eligible to be members.

What we do
BOTESSA’s main objective is to propagate physical training and sport as an indispensable component of human personality development as well as development of friendship by and in sport competitions. In order to get all its affiliates involved in achieving this objective, BOTESSA is divided into three (3) brackets with cognate institutions as follows:  

Bracket A Bracket B Bracket C
Francistown College of Education University Of Botswana Gaborone Technical College
Tonota College of Education Botswana College of Agriculture Selebi Phikwe Technical College
Serowe College of Education Botswana Institute of Administration and Commerce Palapye Technical College
Tlokweng College of Education Botswana Police College Automotive Training College
Lobatse College of Education Lobatse Institute Of Health Sciences Wildlife Training Institute
Molepolole College of Education Molepolole Institute Of Health Sciences Jwaneng Technical College
  Gaborone Institute Of Health Sciences Orapa Technical College
  Serowe Institute Of Health Sciences Maun Technical College
  Francistown Institute Of Health Sciences Roads Training Centre
  DRM School of Nursing

Each bracket has its own calendar of events based on the academic calendar of the institutions under it. BOTESSA then organizes National Outdoor (Ball, Racquet and Hitting Games), Indoor (Table Tennis, Chess, Darts etc.) and Athletics Championships on a yearly basis.

BOTESSA’s mandate also includes organizing clinics, workshops and allied courses that provide training and development of its affiliate’s members.

Regional and International Activities

BOTESSA is affiliated directly to the Confederation of Colleges and Universities in Southern Africa (CUCSA) and indirectly (through one of its affiliates) to the African University Sports Federation (FASU) and the International University Sports Federation (FISU).

BOTESSA participates in the activities of these bodies, the most recent being the 2004 CUCSA games which were held in Namibia with Botswana finishing on tops and the 2005 World Universities Games held in Turkey.

Executive Committee
Keorapetse Setlhare
Mompati Molefe
Tebogo Kgari
Moreetsi Kediseng     
Botho Thobega     
Thokgamo Nyathi
Duncan Segabo         
Vice President – Admin
Vice President – Tech
Secretary Gen  
Vice. Sec Gen   
Publicity Sec  


Tertiary Sports
Botswana Tertiary Student Sports Association
P O Box 46197, Gabs
Tel 3901305 Fax: 3901352