Botswana: Botswana’s Coach Justice Dipeba and Letsile were announced as winners in the respective categories they were nominated in at the Regional Annual Sports Awards held on Saturday, 24th June 2024, at Eswatini.
Coach Justice Dipeba walked with the Coach of the Year award, whereas Letsile Tebogo was announced as Sportsman of the Year.
In his acceptance speech, Coach JD thanked the AUSC Region 5 (five) awards committee for the recognition. He added to appreciate the custodians of Botswana sport and the Botswana Athletics Association for contributing to the growth of his sporting career.
“I am very honoured; standing here tonight is very inexpressible in itself. I remember very well that more than 20 years ago, I started my coaching career, and my first international duty as head coach was to the region’s five games in Mozambique in 2004. I have grown through the ranks, and I have represented my country and the region at the major games/championships. So Thank you. The platform was availed. And last but not least, thank you to my family, my beautiful wife and my two boys for their unmeasurable support,” said Justice Dipeba.
The Sportsman of the Year award for Letsile Tebogo was received by BNSC representatives on behalf of Tebogo as he is currently based in Europe for training and competition ahead of the Budapest 23 World Athletics Championships.
BAA takes this moment to congratulate the two on their awards.
On the other hand, Botswana’s 4 x 400m women’s relay team has earned a spot in the top 16 of the World Athletics rankings ahead of the Budapest 23 World Athletics Championships.
They are now ranked 14th on the women’s 4x400m relay qualification order for the Budapest 23 World Athletics Championships from the 41st position.
The women’s 4x400m relay finished in 1st position at the Kenya National Championships, registering the season’s best time of 3.28.74.