The Botswana Netball Association (BONA) has released the names of the clubs for which four of Botswana’s netball players will feature during the 2015 Singapore Netball Super League. This will be a historic tournament for local netball because it will be the highest simultaneous representation of Botswana players in a single Singapore league tournament.
Sarona Hans will line up for M1 Starfish, Letang Mogotlhwane will play for Blaze Dolphins while Violet Oneile will be part of the Magic Marlins roster. Hildah Binang, who played for Sneakers Stingrays last year, will join Mission Mannas. The players departed for Singapore on Monday. The quartet will be part of the league’s opening day fixture. Binang’s Mission Mannas will take on Mogotlhwane’s Blaze Dolphins in the first of three fixtures scheduled to officially begin the tournament. In the second game Violet Oneile will line up against Binang’s former club, Stingrays. The third and final game of the opening day fixtures will feature Hans’ club M1 Starfish against Tiger Sharks. Each of the clubs will play five regular season games before participating in the latter stages of the tournament (the playoffs). The top four clubs in the six team league will face off in the semi final stage on February 14, with a place in the final up for grabs.