The success of local athletes is said to have attracted worldwide attention, while at the same time instilling national pride and unity amongst Batswana.
Delivering the State of the Nation Address on Monday, President Lt. General Seretse Khama Ian Khama said Botswana performance in sport was improving every year with athletes in various sport codes excelling in continental and world level competition.
“In this respect, we continue to be inspired by the achievements of our internationally competitive athletes,” he said.
President Khama said altogether since April 2015, Botswana athletes have won 141 medals, 49 gold, 44 silver, and 48 bronze in international competitions, including two World Champions at the Commonwealth Youth Games and three African Champions, Nijel Amos, Isaac Makwala and Kabelo Kgosiemang.
Talking about the completion of Francistown Stadium, he said the facility was capable of hosting major events, and it will host the fourth edition of Botswana Games next month where over 3000 young athletes from all over the country will compete.