BY:Kabelo Seleka

Botswana Tertiary Education Student Sport Association(BOTESSA) has successfully and officially affiliated to Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU) this week replacing long term subscribers University of Botswana(UB).  

The tertiary sports authority long term quest for international recognition was signed recently following a formal meeting at Torino,Italy.

The affiliation is effective from the year 2020 and it is renewed annually.


UB which is an affiliate of BOTESSA has amicably agreed to make way for BOTESSA as a national association.UB has been taking part in FISU activities before the birth of BOTESSA.

BOTESSA Marketing and Public Relations Officer Duncan Segabo has recently narrated to the media that FISU is now no longer the responsibility of UB but that of BOTESSA.He clarified that UB has agreed to make way for Botessa resulting in BOTESSA taking in more costs and responsibilities for FISU activities.Segabo concluded that they had long wanting to be part of FISU.

“The affiliation is a welcomed development,it serves Botswana students with opportunity to compete at the world stages with the best in the world,lamented Segabo.”

Elsewhere,BOTESSA is only left with one activity this year,the Annual General Meeting(AGM) is to be held at BIUST on the 6th of December.The precidented annual FNBB BOTESSA Awards has been rescheduled to February 2020.

BOTESSA is an association member of Botswana National Sports Commission(BNSC),affiliate of Confederation of University, Colleges Sports Associations (CUCSA)and Federation of African Sports Union((FASU).

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