Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) president, Tshepo Bathai, says he is happy to have retained his sea this past Saturday.
Bathai says he still has a lot to offer as he plans to revitalize local karate. “Being elected back into the committee means a great deal to me as I have intentions of taking this sport forward and the voters chose right. Furthermore, being back at the helm of BOKA means there will be continuity of some of the previous projects that were already on motion, thus improving sport and creating more opportunities for our karatekas locally and internationally,” he said.
Bathai went on to reveal some of his mandates which are centered on five pillars.
“Our new mandates revolve around five pillars which are; hosting of international events, infrastructural development, sports development programs, governance and policy development and partnerships and commercialization.
A typical example is our recent partnership deal with Botswana Tertiary Education School Sport Association (BOTESSA) which will obviously improve the sport,” he said.
The BOKA newly elected executive committee is Bathai as the President, Samuel Dire as the Vice-President Administration, David Hubona as Vice- President Technical, Karabo Samuel as the Secretary General; Bose Caiphus as the Vice-Secretary and the Treasurer is Kutlwano Mukokomani while Isaiah Ramontshonyana retained his Public Relations Officer (PRO) post.