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Tshenyego to improve games model

15 Nov 2023

Newly elected Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) regional vice president - Africa, Botsang Tshenyego said uniting the African Region and improving the games model as well as sustainability was his personal mission to drive.

In an interview immediately after he was declared unopposed during the CGF annual general meeting elections, which were held in Singapore on Tuesday, he  said he would continue to leverage sport and its power and influence of sport for social and economic change.

“We have been influential in CGF as Botswana.

You might know the Director of Development and CGA Relations is with us in Gaborone.

One of the CGF Interns we groomed is now an employee of CGF also based in Botswana and a Motswana.

We are making our modest contribution as sport,” he said.

Tshenyego said he is happy to be putting Botswana on the global scene through the different commissions and assignments.

“I am also grateful for the support I am getting from my regional peers, including the CGF that I am part of through the National Olympic Committee,” he said.

Furthermore, Tshenyego said he was confident that the emerging complexion of the CGF would give him an opportunity to leave a legacy and also promote Botswana.

He said as part of the current country’s strategy of MICE, he was hopeful that he would be in a good position to bring influential people to the country.

In his manifesto, Tshenyego had vowed to mobilise resources within Africa and beyond for legacy projects to include the recognition of past athletes and administrators.

He said he would also work with all structures of the CGF to uphold and promote the values of the movement, thereby enhancing its brand visibility.

He, however, said he was elated to be voted as CGF regional vice president - Africa.  Tshenyego is also Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) president. ENDS

Source : BOPA

Author : Anastacia Sibanda

Location : GABORONE

Event : Interview

Date : 15 Nov 2023