Sports View Hosts International Competitions

| May 21, 2015

Sports view runners club will, on May 23, host international meet athletics competitions at the University of Botswana stadium.

The club also received a one year sponsorship to the tune of P30 000 from Khayelihle guest house, a business entity owned by former 800m champion Glody Dube.

Speaking at the sponsorship launch, Sports View Runners Club chairperson, California Molefe expressed gratitude for the effort made by Khayelihle to support athletics.

“It is worth noting that Brands Unlimited is also a sponsor in this event, who will present an award called the golden spike award which will be in recognition of the best female and male athlete of the competition,” he said.

This year’s event will have eight disciplines which will include 100, 200, 400, 800 and 3000 meters track competitions, while men will also compete on the high jump and javelin and women on the long jump discipline, he said.

The one day event will be categorised in three sets, the promotional, classic and premium events which will determine the prize money award to those who will be competing.

Only competitors under the classic and premium events will be awarded while promotional will be exempted. Molefe further said the event was a professional set up and therefore an athlete who will make a good time will stand a chance to use the event to qualify for major championships.

For his part, Khayelihle director, Amogelang Dube said his organisation was happy to be associated with Sports View Runners Club, adding that the relationship had been running for the past three consecutive years.

For the past two years, Dube said they sponsored the club to the tune of P10 000 adding this year they have surpassed their previous efforts with over twenty thousand pula.

A number of elite athletes like Nijel Amos are expected to grace the competitions and countries expected to participate are Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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