Rising talents from Gaborone

Nicknamed G-City, Gaborone is the capital and largest city of Botswana with a population of over 230,000, which in itself is around 10% of the country.

Abednico PowellAbednico Powell is a footballer from Gaborone, who currently plays for Township Rollers. Beginning his career just six years ago, Powell has only played for three clubs, those being ECCO City Green and Extension Gunners, as well as his team now.

Diphetogo “Dipsy” SelolwaneDiphetogo “Dipsy” Selolwaneplays in central midfield in the South African Premier League for Supersport United, and has a great goal scoring, finding the back of the net 16 times for his country and being prolific at club level, once scoring 35 goals in 23 games.

Joel Mogorosi is a regular for his country and currently plays for Bloemfontein Celtic. He is noted for his fast play and quick feet, and his first international goal was brilliant, where he scored a goal by volleying the ball outside the box against Togo a couple of years ago.

Dirang MoloiDirangMoloi is also a player who plays for his country Botswana. At the age of 26 he plays in midfield for Vasco da Gama in the South African Premier League. At 5 foot 10 he is at a good height for the position he plays in.

Emma Wareusis a beauty queen from Botswana whom placed first runner-up to Miss World in 2010. She became the highest placed woman from her country in the history of the pageant, and the highest placement of a beauty queen from Botswana in almost 10 years. She graduated from Rainbow High School four years ago.

Alister Walker

Alister Walkeris a professional squash player who now represents Botswana having once represented England. He reached a career-high world ranking of number 12 a few years ago, and his talents off the court go off it as well, as he endorses footwear for Adidas.

Matsieng matsiengis a Setswana traditional music trio who formed in 2005 in Gaborone. They burst onto the scene then, and are well known for their explicit lyrics. Their latest album, Setswana SaBorre, has topped the charts locally and enjoys airplay in the neighbouring South Africa.

SumaiyahPandorMaropeis a business student from Gaborone, and was Miss Botswana in 2009. She was crowned at the Gaborone International Conference Centre then. MpuleKeneilweKwelagobewent one better and was crowned Miss Universe in the same year. Since being crowned, Mpule has been recognised and honoured as a human health rights activist, especially for her fight against HIV/AIDS and advocacy for youth and women to have greater access to sexual reproductive education and services.

Alexander Colin (“Alec”) Campbellis an archaeologist and museum curator in Botswana, and his talents have seen him become an Emeritus Director of the country’s Department of Wildlife and National Parks and National Monuments.

Ismail Vedat

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