Ohangwena Athletics Club has confirmed that its team of athletes has received an important sponsorship from Mumi Investment Managers.

The sponsorship of t-shirts and takkies (casual running shoes) is a boost for the team on its way to South Africa for the upcoming NWU Top 30 in Potchfestroom slated for 20 to 21 October 2023.

The marketing and communication manager of Ohangwena Athletics Club Mr Moses Teofelus could not hold his tears as this overwhelming gesture came at the right time since the team is struggling to get funds to enable the 12 athletes from Ohangwena Region to participate in these games.

Teofelus thanked the management of Mumi Investment Managers for the decision they have taken to help the young team which consists of mostly disadvantaged kids from the deep rural areas of Ohangwena Region.

“We are really grateful. And the team is ready to make Mumi proud whenever we step in the field of play and off the field. The team is ready to hold and uplift the badge of Mumi Investment Managers at all competitions within the Namibian borders and beyond,” Teofelus said.

Although the team has received this overwhelming gesture, the team is still struggling to get funds to enable it to pay for a private bus to travel from Namibia to Potchfestroom which is at the cost of N$48, 000.

“This is a big challenge to the team as currently athletes and officials have only managed to solicit funds from parents as every athlete and official has to raise N$3,500 to enable them to pay for accommodation and food for the duration of 3 days in South Africa which is at N$36,500. This amount includes accommodation and meals during the 3days stay in SA,” Teofelus stated.

The team is scheduled to travel for Potchfestroom on 17 October 2023 and arrive on the 19th. The NWU Top 30 Championship will commence on the 20th and end on 21st October 2023.

The team is expected to return back home on 22 October.

The team consists of 11 young girls who are making waves in their disciplines on the track and one boy. The team will be accompanied by two team managers, one technical official who will officiate in South Africa and the Chief-of delegates.

“I’m humbly asking from Samaritans to help the team by paying for our transport as at this point we are unable to put resources together again to pay for accommodation and transport since most of the young girls are from poor households,” Teofelus pleaded.

“Upon our return we will be ready to account for all the financial support provided by Good Samaritans.”

Teofelus can be reached at 0812345300 or mosesmteofelus@gmail.com

In the photo: Mumi Investment Managers provided these athletes’ wear to Ohangwena Athletics Club.