BOTESSA Table-Tennis Team Shines Despite Landing In Position Two
As the 19th CUCSA Games come to an end, Botswana did perform extremely well and expressed or showcased the diatonic, God given talent reserved in Africa, home of diamonds.
On the teams events the Botswana ladies team were crowned the champions, while Zimbabwe got away with silver, South Africa went home with a bronze medal. Whereas on the men’s teams Botswana fall short of the Championship crown after South Africa ran away with the title, Botswana settled for silver while Zimbabwe got bronze.
The finals proved who had been training and those who came to the games determined. Oratile Kedisaletse & Emma Lelatisitswe represented Botswana and participated on the ladies doubles, they then walked away with silver and bronze respectively, Constance Kuswani, Vimbai Makuvaza & Venissa Muchayi (Zimbabwe) went home with bronze, South African sensational Sarah Lee- Gobindlall & Lerato Sekele walked away with the 2018 CUCSA Games Championship title. Even on the men`s doubles Botswana could not walk away with the games title as they got silver and bronze respectively, Zimbabwe went home with bronze too and South Africa crowned the champions.
On the mixed doubles Terrence Mathole & Lerato Sekele (RSA) won gold, ahead of BOTESSA`s one of the finest Bakang Maloka & Oratile Kedisaletse, while Moathodi Bakwadi & Constance Kuswani, Boago Malobela & Emma Lelatisitswe both got away with bronze.
Oratile Kedisaletse, BOTESSA`s number 1, and in the national tabletennis rankings she is ranked number 5, was on the just ended CUCSA Games crowned the ladies single champion after walloping Sarah Lee Gobindlall of South Africa 4:3. While Constance Kuswani (BOTS) and Lerato Sekele battled for bronze.
Terrence Mathole (RSA) crowned the men`s single champion after defeating Bakang Maloka, Lunga Vakele (RSA) and Boago Malobela went away with bonze.
As team Botswana was in a jubilant spirit, a parent of one of the athlete couldn’t hold the tears of joy, and wished the team all the best as they continue to take on the world stage, and shaking the sport fraternity.