Mr Ideal Botswana aborts trip to Nigeria contest

Mathaba tried his best to find sponsors for his flight tickets, but all his attempts failed PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Mathaba tried his best to find sponsors for his flight tickets, but all his attempts failed PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The reigning Mister Ideal Botswana,  Thami Mathaba who was supposed to represent the country at Mister Africa this week in Nigeria failed to attend the event due lack of sponsors.

In an interview, the reigning king told Arts & Culture that after trying his best to find sponsors for his flight tickets, all his attempts failed, forcing him to postpone the trip. He said he would now compete at the international pageantry next year. Mathaba was supposed to leave the country on Tuesday this week.

“ I was well-prepared and looking forward to partake at that pageantry. However, I could not find sponsorship for my flight tickets from Botswana to Nigeria.  Even though I am sad that I could not go, I will not let this setback pull me down. I will continue working on my projects while awaiting sponsorship. This will also give me more time to prepare myself further for next year’s Mister Africa pageantry,” he said sadly. For sometime now, a number of local beauty pageants organisers have been crying about lack of sponsorship in their industry.

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