The election of outgoing Botswana Softball President (BSA) Tirelo Mukokomani to the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) ushered in a new era of local sports administrators joining international sports bodies. Botswana is currently experience a renaissance in sports administrations as a new breed of elite administrators are now making it into the international arena.
Recently, former athletes and local sport administrator France Mabiletsa emphasised the need for elite administrators needed to handle elite athletes. Mabiletsa said this when recently contesting for a position in the Botswana National Olympic Committee. The admission of Mukokomani into the WBSC means Botswana will have an influence at the world stage. The country will also enjoy benefits whether technical, administrative or financial with Mukokomani’s presence in the world committee. Nevertheless, it is not only Mukokomani who is making strides in this regard, there have been others before him.
Another recent appointment is Botswana Golf Union (BGU)’s Enoch Mushango who has been elected the Africa Golf Confederation treasurer. Mushango’s appointment proved crucial and strategic for Botswana as the African Golf body is reportedly looking for a home, as they do not have a permanent office in their affiliate countries. Meanwhile, former Botswana Netball Association (BONA) president Tebogo Lebotse Sebego is the current African netball president, which also makes her a member of International Netball Federation board.
Lebotse Sebego recently used her influence to bring the INF U21 youth world cup to the country. Botswana Volleyball Federation (BVF) president Daniel Molaodi is also the regional president of the Zone 4 body while former Botswana Karate Association Million Masumbika has also been re-elected third vice president at the continental body. Moreover, former Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) president Negroes Kgosietsile is a member of the continental Olympic movement.