Gaborone — Botswana athletics crew coach, Justice Dipeba says having been out of motion for a while, that won’t hinder relay groups from doing properly on the World Athletics Relay Silecia 21 billed for Poland.
Group Botswana is at present honing their abilities at a Excessive-Efficiency Centre in Pretoria, South Africa forward of the Polish meet scheduled for Could 1-2.
The crew will depart for Poland at the moment to allow them to acclimatise earlier than the competitors’s graduation.
Botswana will probably be represented by three groups within the absence of their key gamers equivalent to Baboloki Thebe, Nijel Amos and Onkabetse Nkobolo within the 4×400 males’s relay crew.
Such has not dulled the native crew because it nonetheless boast of star athletes equivalent to Isaac Makwala who is anticipated to steer the crew.
Dipeba mentioned he was completely happy that the athletes had been responding impressively primarily based on their Friday’s coaching session.
He mentioned whereas COVID-19 pandemic affected the athletes coaching, he was assured that they’d carry out, given that the majority of them clocked good occasions throughout their final meet held in Gaborone.
Moreover, he mentioned they’d sharpen the athletes within the remaining days to make sure that they had been in high type by the point of competitors
“So all in all we try that they keep in a fine condition and centered in order that they ship once we get to the World relays,” he mentioned.
Botswana Athletics Affiliation (BAA) vp, Oabona Theetso mentioned the three groups had the lads’s 4x100m, 4x400m males’s relay groups 4x400m girls’s and 4x400m blended relay.
The competitors, he mentioned would give athletes the chance to enhance their world rankings in addition to to qualify for competitions such because the Olympic Video games, Senior Africa Championships and different main athletics actions.
Group Botswana 4x400m males’s class is made up of Ditiro Nzamani, Makwala, Boitumelo Masilo, Leungo Scotch, Karabo Sibanda, Bayapo Ndori, and Zibane Ngozi.
The 4x100m crew is made up of Karabo Mothibi, Letsile Tebogo, Thapelo Monaiwa, Leaname Maotoanong, Thuto Masasa and Koorapetse Lesotlho.
The ladies 4x400m is made up of Tlhompang Basele, Loungo Matlhaku, Amantle Montsho, Galefele Moroko and Oratile Nnowe.
Christine Botlogetswe, Lee Eppie, Matlhaku, Ndori, Ngozi, Nowe and Karabo Sibanda will signify the nation within the 4×400 blended relay.
Supply : BOPA