Darts Tournament Revives Teams

| May 11, 2015

The Northern Regional Darts League chairperson, Petrus Mzingwani has called on teams in the region to revive the sport.

Mzingwani said in an a interview on the sidelines of a two-day darts tournament held at Francistown Senior Secondary School (FSS) on Saturday (May 9), that most darts teams in the region were inactive.

He added that he was aware that one of the factors that led to some teams becoming inactive was lack of sponsorship. “We should not be discouraged by lack of sponsorship but we should be driven by the passion for darts,” he said.

The chairperson said his committee intended to re-launch the Northern league and had organised the tournament to revive the teams. He said the league was earmarked for June thus urged teams in the region to start registering with his committee.

Mzingwani lamented that the league had been dormant for the past two years and his committee was dedicated to reviving it despite sponsorship challenges. He also appealed to the companies in the region to sponsor the league and help revive and grow the sport.

Furthermore, he noted that although the weekend’s tournament was aimed at reviving the teams, the turnout was unsatisfactory. He also indicated that despite the fact that the region was made up of Francistown, Boteti, Ngami, Chobe, Tati East, Selebi-Phikwe and Tati West, only six teams turned up.

He said teams that turned up included Orapa Darts Club, Garrison Bosses from Francistown, Spare Time from Masunga, Lagos also from Francistown, Lekadiba and BCL both from Selebi-Phikwe.

Still at the tournament, the Botswana Darts Association (BODA) youth coordinator,Machena Robert announced that the association would conduct a national youth team selection exercise in Tati Siding on May 30.

She said the team would be selected from boys and girls in the 13-15 years and 16-18 years categories. Robert also said teams would represent Botswana at the Zone Six competitions to be held in Windhoek, Namibia from August 21-29.

Thus, she urged school teams and individual athletes to bring any form of identity for selections.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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