Mr Negroes Malealea Kgosietsile is President of the BNOC; a position he has held since 2001. Prior to becoming President, Mr. Kgosietsile served the BNOC as Secretary General from 1989 – 2001.
Sport Background (General)
The former volleyball player and founding Member of Mafolofolo Volleyball Club (1st volleyball club in Botswana) has over the years held numerous other positions in sport in Botswana, including those of: Treasurer for Botswana National Sports Council (1985 – 1989); Chef De Mission of Botswana Olympic Teams (1988,1992 & 1996); General Team Manager (Chef De Mission ) of Botswana Commonwealth Teams (1990,1994 & 1998); President, Botswana Volleyball Federation (1982 – 1988).
Mr. Kgosietsile’s strength is in leadership, strategic management, finance, and international relations, having acquired academic qualifications and/or practical experience in those over the years.
He holds an Msc in Strategic Management, a Postgraduate Diploma Finance and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.
Mr. Kgosietsile serves in a few international structures, including:
Locally, Mr. Kgosietsile is a Board Member of BOTASH.
Lieutenant 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.
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Mr. Letsholo, an expert financial administrator whose qualifications include a BCom Accounting from the University of Botswana and an Msosc Accounting and Development from the Birmingham University joined the BNOC in 2005 in the capacity of Board Treasurer.
Prior to joining the BNOC Board, Letsholo had been working in the Botswana Government where he retired holding the position of Senior Assistant Auditor General. He is currently a Part-time lecturer at the University of Botswana.
Letsholo has been active in sport administration for decades. He served in the Botswana Amateur Athletics Association (BAAA) as an Executive Committee member holding various positions from 1980 to 1987. He was also a committee member for the Botswana National Sport Council committee serving in various capacities from 1987 to 1996.
From April 2013, Letsholo served as a Board member of the Botswana African Youth Games Organising Committee (BAYGOC) which was tasked with preparing for and delivering the 2nd African Youth Games that were held in Gaborone, Botswana from 22nd to 31st May 2014. The position he held until the conclusion of the Games.
Besides the African Youth Games, Letsholo was the Chef de Mission for the 1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games and 2014 Commonwealth Glasgow Games.
Ms. 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.
Mr. 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.
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Mr. Luza is a former boxer who has excelled both locally and internationally, having been to two commonwealth games (2002 & 2006) and being a 2004 Athens Olympian. His qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from university of Botswana and a Diploma in Advanced Sports Management Course (ASMC, 2014). Mr Luza is the BNOC board member representing athletes. He is an Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) accredited star 2 coach also having obtained a Diploma in International Coaching at Semmelweis University, Hungary in 2012.
Prior to joining the BNOC as athletes representative, Mr Luza has been BISA boxing National Organiser from 2010 to date. He has served as Chairman of the national boxing Coaches’ Commission from 2010 to date. Mr Luza is employed as Senior Teacher 1- Sports offering Biology in the Ministry of education and Skills Development.
Mr Luza undertook a self- proclaimed sports development project as coach for UB boxing club in 2004 to date and that saw him unearth special talent such as London 2012 Olympian; Oteng Oteng, Mooketsi Lekgetho; 2013 Africa champion and many other excelling youngsters in boxing. This project grooms youngsters from junior school level until the end of their career where they are mentored through schooling, working and even in their social lives. This helped him come second in the Botswana National Youth Awards in 2007.
Also in 2006, Mr Luza was awarded a Presidential Certificate of Honour by former President of Botswana; His Excellency Festus Mogae for outstanding performance in sports. Mr Luza was voted Best Coach at Mooka Mageu Boxing National Championship in 2013 and 2014 where his club UB boxing also won the tittle consecutively. In 2014 he was also voted Debswana Boxing Awards Coach of the Year. In May 2014, Mr Luza headed the boxing youth team at the Africa Youth games and won 2 gold and 3 bronze medals. Mr Luza was team attaché for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth team. He also headed the boxing youth team to Bulawayo AUSC games and won 1gold, 2 silvers and 1 bronze, attaining 100% record).
As an athlete of repute Mr Luza has done well for Botswana and participated at the Athens Olympics. Unearthed an Olympian and continue to produce more. Continues to serve as athletes’ representative for the BNOC.
Mr. 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.