COSSASAConfederation of School Sport Associations of Southern Africa
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Further, he said the technical team had selected under 13 teams that would represent Botswana at the COSSASA Games to be held in Zambia next month in volleyball, netball, football and tennis.
Botswana, he said would prepare well to ensure they defend their title as COSSASA champions.
Speaking at the event president of COSSASA, Steve Bothasitse, said that for southern Africa to represent at global sport events and succeed there is need for governments of member states to assist financially.
Caption: The Confederation of School Sport Association of Southern African (COSSASA)executive team.
During the closing ceremon, COSSASA president Solomon Duiker decried that some regions did not take the competitions serious though it was a breeding ground for future stars.
Speaking at a welcome reception of the ongoing BISA/BOPSSA athletics competitions on Tuesday in Manzini, Duiker gave Botswana as a case in point, saying some of the most recognised athletes who were doing well in the world stage passed through COSSASA.
He said the mentioned athletes were a testimony and bragging rights of the COSSASA initiative, which was borne in 1999 by all member states of region 5.
It further says some of the athletes were among the team that represented the country during the 2018 COSSASA athletics games, which held in Botswana.
One of the champions of the COSSASA games from the district Tshiamo Hangari managed to secure herself a position to represent Botswana in the next coming Youth Games scheduled for Algeria in July 2018.
He said sport brought peace and stability to regions hence COSSASA games were aimed at promoting such.
Talking about the youth category, Kikwe said they had a busy schedule because they would compete at the Confederation of School Sports Association in Southern Africa (COSSASA) competitions that would be hosted by Botswana, .