BNSC Awards May 23

| May 6, 2015

The Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) selection committee chairperson, Geoff Tembo, says sport performance awards are held every year to recognise and honour athletes, individuals and sport stakeholders who served and performed exceptionally well in sport on and off the field.

Speaking at the BNSC annual sport awards nominees’ launch, Tembo said the main reason of award sport people was to encourage performance among athletes who are under BNSC and also to cultivate a culture of competitiveness.

He said the information that qualified one to be amongst the nominees was drawn from zonal, national, continental World competitions and Olympic Games.

Furthermore, he said, codes were expected to submit to the BNSC secretariat in January, adding that what was disturbing was the fact that codes failed to comply given that they failed to submit well in time.

“Out of at least 33 codes, we only received submissions from 11 codes, therefore we would like to urge all the codes to honour the requirement, and make submissions in time for those who did not submit we need to make correction of these,” he said.

Tembo said Botswana Football Association did not even submit last year’s league champions, adding that even the players’ names and those plying their trade in South Africa had not been submitted to the BNSC.

For his part, BNSC chairperson, Solly Reikeletseng said 35th edition of the annual awards billed for May 23 will have some new features. He said they had opted to promote public participation in the awards, by reserving one award of the people’s choice for public adjudication.

This, he said will be done through SMS, tweeter, and Facebook, and the platform for participation was fully detailed in publications by their media partners. Reikeletseng further said this year the level of competitiveness among sports persons and affiliates is going to be very tough looking at the list of nominees.

“Out of 12 categories, we have 15 sport codes standing a chance to win, with a total of 35 names of individual sports persons competing in various categories, this year is indeed a defining moment for many,” he said.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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