Mmegi Online :: Kenosi hails the G4S programme
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Kenosi hails the G4S programme

NAIROBI: Botswana's promising 200m runner, Fanuel Kenosi has praised the G4S 4teen programme that he has been part of since 2007. The programme was started by security company G4S to drill young talented athletes.
By Staff Writer Fri 18 Jan 2019, 04:33 am (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Kenosi hails the G4S programme








A broad mix of international talent from Bangladesh, Botswana, Colombia, China Taipei, Estonia, Guatemala, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Macau, Nigeria, South Africa and Thailand were all brought together under the G4S 4teen banner with one common goal, to compete at the 2012 London Olympics. Kenosi who represented Botswana at the Beijing Olympics told Mmegi Sport here that he was over the moon when he realised that he was chosen as one of the most promising athletes to benefit from the programme. He said that the programme has afforded him an opportunity to progress and further his studies.

Kenosi who will turn 21 on May 3 reached Form Three but the G4S programme has afforded him an opportunity to further his studies.

Besides a monthly allowance and the chance to continue his education, the programme offers him an opportunity to meet with other athletes at least once in a year. He hopes that one day he will have his own coach. Kenosi has already qualified for the World Championships to be held in August. He revealed that he has already done a B standard with a time of 20.72 but he wants an A standard. "The better

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time you do, the better chance you stand of getting invitations to train in countries like the USA," he told Mmegi Sport. He hopes that training in Senegal will help him achieve his dream.

Kenosi was born in Palapye and has three brothers and two sisters. He started getting interested in athletics in 1997 when he was doing Standard One at Selebi-Phikwe Primary School. Although no one advised him at an early age that he should take athletics seriously, he told himself that he can go far as a track and field star. He normally gets support from his family especially his uncle who always watches him in local competitions.

His advice to aspiring athletes is that education comes first and they should keep working hard even if things are difficult.

G4S Botswana marketing and public relations manager, Nyaladzi Kutjwe said that Kenosi had informed them that he wanted to study a computer course. He said since the athlete won a sponsorship from the IAAF to train in Senegal, they have told him to identify an institution in Senegal to fulfill his dream. Kenosi's sponsorship is $10,000 every year until 2010.

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