BNOC Board

Col. Botsang Tshenyego – President

Col. Botsang Tshenyego – Senior Vice President 

Colonel Tshenyego holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management and a Post Graduate Risk Management certificate. He is an alumnus of the Indian Air Force Academy, the Air Defence College (India), Air University (USA) and the International Air Weapons School (USA) amongst a long history of military aviation training.

Lieutenant Colonel Botsang Tshenyego is the BNOC Senior Vice President since July 2009, having previously served as Vice President prior to constitutional review. In this role, he chairs the Human Resources Committee as well as the multi-agency Botswana Long Term Athlete Development (BLTAD) Working Group. As Senior Vice President he is responsible for policy and marketing.

Lt Col Tshenyego is very passionate about governance, he is committed to learning and teaching it as part of his private outreach program. His passion for management and leadership has earned him the support of his colleagues in the Board to be appointed one of the two Programs Directors for the International Olympic Committee sponsored Advanced Sports Management Course (ASMC). He is also a National Course Director for Olympic Solidarity Sports Administration course and a proud product of the same course.

He is an avid sports person, as youth and an adult he played football, rugby, karate and tennis. The Colonel is one of the pioneers of the Botswana Tennis Association Umpires Program when Botswana used to host senior men and ladies satellite circuits. During this period he was the Manager of Botswana Defence Force SSKB Tennis Club. The highlights of his leadership of the tennis association were the development of the organization’s first strategic plan, constitutional review and the first formal financial audits. The goodwill that prevailed at the time allowed for a successful hosting of the 2001 Davis Cup Euro-Africa Group III competition with unprecedented sponsorship from the corporate and the diplomatic corps.

Tshepo Gopolang Sitale – Senior Vice President

Mr Tshepo Gopolang SitaleMr. Tshepo Sitale is a Town Planner by profession and a sports and youth volunteer. His qualifications includes a Bachelor of Science in Town and Regional Planning from the University of Botswana and is currently doing his Masters in Development Planning. He is a qualified Project Management with Prince2® Practitioner certification. He has attended sport courses and holds various certificates in Sports Management.

Prior to being a Board Member, Sitale was the President of Botswana Chess Federation from 1998 till 2013. During that time he was involved in various Non-Executive Committees of the Sports Council and was retained as a Member of the Fundraising Committee under the Botswana Sports Trust Foundation, as well as being part of the Empowerment Committee that has been mandated to review National Federation’s Affiliates Empowerment Policy.

In 2011, Sitale was a Chess convener during the 9th All Africa Games in Maputo. In May, 2014 he was the Chef de Mission for Team Botswana during the 2nd Africa Youth Games held in Gaborone. Internationally, Mr Sitale is a member of the Executive Board FIDE (International Chess Federation) for the period 2014-2018.

Mr. Sitale was recognized and awarded the 2012 Sports Administrator of the Year by the Botswana National Youth Council (BNSC). In 2014 he was a nominee for the Botswana National Youth Council (BNYC) awards under Sports Leadership. Sitale was among the 2014 ‘Top 30’ youth leaders in Botswana by BNYC and Junior Chamber International (JCI).

Mr. Sitale as BNOC Board Member, sits in the group that oversees Policy and Implementation of BNOC programmes mandated by the National Federations.

Moses Moruisi - 1st Vice President

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Bernadette Moruti - 2nd Vice President

Ms Bernadette MorutiMs. Moruti’s academic qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s in Science Degree in Strategic Management. She is also a University of Stellenbosch Business School Management Development Programme Graduate. She joined Barclays Bank Botswana in 2004, working in various roles spanning across Security, Investigations & Fraud Management. She is currently working at Barclays Africa Fraud Risk Management as Head of Strategy Execution.

Ms. Moruti is passionate about sport, she has participated in cycling events including the Nandos challenge. Prior to joining the BNOC, Bernadette was the President for Botswana Olympic Taekwondo Association during the 2012/2013 period. She revived a defunct association, instilling a culture of governance and ultimately registering it with the World Taekwondo Federation. She is a group fitness instructor with over 12 years’ experience.

Moruti was the Chef de mission at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing China. She is an avid Makgadikgadi Pans walker and volunteer.

Moruti is a Board Member in Women in Sport Botswana (WASBO) Board representing the BNOC Board as of November 2014. She is currently involved in the International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport a project which runs from 2014-2018. She also holds the position of President of Ladies Circle 1, Botswana an international charitable organisation.

Michael Moroka - Board Member

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Yarona Sharp - Board Member

Ms Yarona SharpMs. Yarona Kopano Sharp, a Botswana national, is an Attorney by profession; having attained her Law Degree from the Oliver Schreiner School of Law at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ms Sharp started her career as a Legal Intern at the Botswana’s Ministry of Investment Trade and Industry (MITI) where her work included, but not limited to; International Trade Law, negotiation, contract drafting, and rendering of legal opinion.

From MITI, Ms. Sharp joined Botswana’s Administration of Justice as a Trainee Magistrate.

In October 2011, she became part of the vibrant team under the employ of the Attorney General as a Civil Litigator, where she handled matters of national importance and played a vital role in the development of Botswana's jurisprudence.

In August 2017 Ms Sharp joined the formidable Botswana Post Legal Unit where she is currently serving as the organisation’s Legal Services Manager.

At the age of 16, Ms Sharp was selected to the under 18 Basketball National team and subsequently became a member of the under 20 and Senior National teams where she represented Botswana in regional competitions. During her time at Wits University, she was a member of the Basketball first team.

On the 7th October 2017 Ms. Sharp joined the BNOC as an ordinary member of the Board, where she has recently been appointed to serve as a Member in the Human Resources (HR) and Remuneration and the Governance, Risk, Legal & Ethics Board Committees, respectively.

In her spare time, Ms. Sharp focuses on her ongoing studies for her Masters of Environmental Law and Practice with the University of De Mont fort in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Tebo Segaise - Board Member

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Tuelo Daniel Serufho – Secretary General/CEO

Mr Tuelo Daniel SerufhoMr. Serufho, a seasoned sport administrator whose qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport and Recreation Management (Summa cum Laude) and an Executive Masters in Sport Organisation Management joined the BNOC in February 2010 in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining the BNOC, Tuelo had spent close to a decade with the Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) where he held various positions such those of: General Manager - Botswana Games, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer; and Administration Officer – Tennis. Tuelo’s first job was with the Botswana Government, as a Business Studies teacher in a secondary school; a position he held for close to a year.

From June to September 2013 Tuelo served as CEO for both the BNOC and the Botswana African Youth Games Organising Committee (BAYGOC); the organisation charged with preparing for and delivering the 2nd African Youth Games “Gaborone 2014” that were held in Gaborone, Botswana from 22nd to 31st May 2014. Serufho moved to BAYGOC substantively from October 2013 and only returned to the BNOC in September 2014, following the conclusion of the Games.

Besides the African Youth Games, Serufho also boasts experience of delivering continental level Games, having led the organisation of two editions of the African Junior Championships in Tennis, in the capacity of Head of Secretariat and Chairman of the Local Organising Committee respectively.

Through his position at the BNOC and BAYGOC, Mr. Serufho has established a robust network of contacts within the Olympic and Commonwealth Movements as well as the Botswana private sector.