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BTTA selects national team

08 Mar 2023

Botswana Table Tennis Association (BTTA) will, from March 11, start selection of six players who will be part of an eight-member national team.

The six will join the duo of Tshepiso Rebatenne and Tshenolo Mooketsi who are already in the team by virtue of ranking as number one woman and man respectively in the national rankings.

BTTA public relations officer, Tshegofatso Malepa, said four players would be selected from the top 16 (men and women) from Lefika Table Tennis Tournament, which was held over the weekend and sponsored by the First Capital Bank. 

The selection will take place at Botswana National Youth Council (BNYC) hall in Gaborone.

She said the 16 players that had been called to be part of the selection on Saturday were on the men’s side; Bakang Maloka of Moshupa Spinners, the trio of Bofelo Mokgweetsi, Thapelo Molefhi and Kola Modisathebe of True Identity, Boago Malobela and Masa Lesole form Smash Maniac and Kealeboga Gosenyamang of Nhabe.

The women’ include the duo of Game Kebodiwang and Constance Kuswani from BDF, the quartet of Hetweg Chisenga, Tsholofelo Gaokgalemelwe, Olorato Ramagapu and Tsotlhe Mogolegwa from Smash Maniac as well as Annah Dick and Lenah Setlhora from Nhabe.

Malepa stated that another tournament, BTTA feeder series tournament, would be held March 25 from which the last two national team players would be selected from the top eight finishers.

The national team will compete in the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Southern Region World qualifiers to be hosted in Gaborone from June 29 to July 2. Ends

Source : BOPA

Author : Moshe Galeragwe

Location : GABORONE

Event : BTTA Selections

Date : 08 Mar 2023