Japan International Cooperation Agency Partners with BBA For Sports Development 

  • Coach Kaita Fukuda seconded on a two-year duration
  • His repertoire includes elementary school teams and badminton clubs


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has joined hands with Botswana Badminton Association (BBA), providing them with a seasoned coach on a voluntary basis for a two-year duration from 2024 to 2026.

This is in a bid to enhance the development of badminton in Botswana.

According to a statement from Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC), the coach is Kaita Fukuda, who is a health and sports scientist with a Master’s degree in Health and Sports Sciences with a wealth of experience to the table.

Internationally competitive players 

“Having previously coached elementary, junior, and high school badminton teams, as well as clubs, Fukuda’s expertise promises to propel the development of badminton from grassroots levels, potentially producing internationally competitive players,” the statement reads.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the partnership, the Director of Sports Development at BNSC, Peaceful Seleka, states: “One of the BNSC’s main mandates is to set the tone for sports development, and such partnerships between JICA Botswana and BBA bear testimony to the work done in the background.”

He goes on to congratulate BBA and encourages the organisation to make the most of Fukuda’s skills set. BNSC says BBA is ready to work with Fukuda and learn from his expertise by focusing on developing grassroots structures across the country.

Strong foundation

Botswana’s premier sports body notes that this strategic approach aims to lay a strong foundation for the sport and nurture talent at its earliest stages.

On a different note which is a great development for Botswana sports, BNSC congratulated Kudzanani Motswagole, the President of Botswana Table Tennis Association (BTTA) for being elected the Technical Secretary of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation during its elective Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Delhi, India over the weekend.