The retail giant Spar rescued Botho rugby club with a P30 000 sponsorship deal ahead of the President League which kick starts this coming weekend.
The sponsorship deal is in the form of a kit for both boys and girls team. Speaking in an exclusive interview with The Tswana Times Sports, the team coach Tendai Mujaji said, "The new kit will be a morale boost for my team as my players are already thronging the training field with more numbers and with energy," Mujaji noted. The sponsorship is said to also cover food expenses and water during the games.
He said they are optimistic of good results despite having lost key and experienced players last season, stressing the girl's team is also motivated and should produce good results.
Still at the launch, the Botswana Rugby Union secretary general, Enerst Mantsi welcomed the new development saying it shows the sport is growing locally.
He said it will be a morale boost for players at different clubs to work hard and obtain better sponsorship by the corporate industry. "We as BRU are happy for this growth and we believe going forward we will see more company's coming through to support the way they can," said Mantsi.
He said that, teams should work hard and bring good results as that will encourage more sponsors to come over and others to continue supporting the clubs every season. He said funding is a problem for all clubs in the country so Riders should maintain this sponsor by producing good results and securing top position.
The team manager Keorapetse Setlhare thanked Spar and encouraged other local companies to help grow sports locally. He further urged his team to make the sponsor happy by finishing the league tops.