Nationwide staff struggles in SA match
Botswana Desk Tennis Affiliation (BTTA) nationwide staff endured a tough time on the Desk Tennis Championships held in South Africa over the weekend.
The staff comprising two girls and two males didn’t go previous the quarter-final stage on the hotly contested Championships.
BTTA Publicity Secretary Arthur Kgaswe advised Voice Sport in an interview that they opted to journey with simply 4 gamers as a substitute of the standard eight after thorough choice standards.
“We had Constance Kuswani who crashed out on the early phases, Tshepiso Rebatenne, Bakang Maloka and Boago Malobela who all had been eradicated on the quarter-finals,” he mentioned.
Kgaswe advised Voice Sports activities that Botswana has all the time struggled towards their South African counterparts.
“We have to work on our confidence in order that we change into extra aggressive in worldwide tournaments going ahead,” Kgaswe mentioned.
Talking to Voice Sport on Wednesday Malobela mentioned the match’s format was not what they’re used to.
“This 12 months’s tourney was utterly completely different as a result of it had few contributors, and provided little or no if one fail to progress to the final phases,” he mentioned.
Malobela mentioned his goal was to no less than attain the semi-finals, however struggled with the brand new taking part in gear he was
“It was my first time taking part in with it and I struggled so much. I’m nevertheless joyful to have reached the quarter-finals because it was the primary within the historical past of the match,” he mentioned.
“South African gamers had been technically a lot better than us. We should be tactically robust to be able to beat SA. We’re going again to the drafting board and work on rectifying our errors,” mentioned Malobela.