OUR PINK & BLUE STADIUM
It is the only stadium that Shaya knows of that can take more than two years to be renovated. Mind you, nothing major was being done just an addition of a few offices and bathrooms, and renovation of the VIP bar, yes you heard me well, a bar. Well the nation was taken by surprise when the newly renovated stadium was painted pink. It is a rare colour for stadia but apparently we are different from the rest of the world. That is not all though, the usual red track has been replaced by a blue one. There is nothing with a blue track, there are such around the world and Yours Truly has to admit that it looks beautiful. Welcome to Botswana National Aquarium.
GOVERNMENT SPONSORED ENTERTAINMENT
The drama about the constituency league (now constituency sports tournament) will never end, not while Ian Khama is still president of this country. When it started it was said to be an initiative that would drive talent identification and development.
That however was not welcomed by other sports bodies who have been mandated by Sports Council to do the same. Those spearheading the constituency thing had to think of something else. Now it is no longer about talent, it is as president Khama said in his State of the Nation Address an initiative to promote the positive use of leisure time by youth. Translated loosely it means constituency sports tournaments are merely government sponsored entertainment for young people. Bluntly put government has put aside an entertainment allowance for young people. Boy do I love this country!
VEE LOSES HIS COOL
Lieutenant General Vee allegedly nearly got into a fist fight with some fans in Chadibe last week. The man who gave himself the army title last year was among a host of local musicians who had gone to pay the last respects to a departed soldier Brigadier Cisco B.
According to Shaya’s sources, Vee who was clad in his army uniform lost his cool when a section of fans asked that he tighten a jersey with a belt, just the way military people do.
The pint sized artist did not take kindly to this persistent remarks and charged at the culprits. He was only restrained by some of his colleagues who reminded him that his image is much more important than his misplaced short temper!
A DRUNK INVIGILATOR
The 2010 school examinations will go down in history as one of the bizarre. There are reports of some invigilators slapping the lights off students while others have put students under house arrest after realizing that they had allowed the exam to be written way ahead of time. But a classic one is of certain invigilator in Francistown who came to the classroom dead drunk. Not only was he drunk, the said gentleman brought a cooler bag loaded with alcohol.
One can only feel pity for the poor students, especially the female students who I believe had once or twice caught the stoned invigilator leering at them. That’s what drunkards do anyway, they drink and leer at girls, but usually this takes place at drinking spots.