Francistown will be the venue for the competition to be held in May. Windhoek in Namibia will host the COSSASA ball games next year.

Zimbabwe hosted the last edition’s athletics, while Lesotho organised the ball games. Botswana has twice hosted COSSASA games, athletics in 2014 and ball games in 2016, both in Gaborone.

The decision to hand Botswana the athletics competition was taken during the COSSASA summit held in Johannesburg recently.

The decision was reached by the COSSASA executive committee and board members. The Board is made up of the presidents of both the primary schools and secondary schools associations in all member states.