Chinese Embassy donates P90,000 kit to women’s team

 Woman's football From left Falcon Sedimo  Zuzi Montsho Naan LI and Bobby Gaseitsewe Woman team sponsor lunch Pic Kabo Mpaetona
Woman's football From left Falcon Sedimo Zuzi Montsho Naan LI and Bobby Gaseitsewe Woman team sponsor lunch Pic Kabo Mpaetona

The Chinese Embassy yesterday donated a kit worth P90,000 to the women’s national team football. The donation comes at a time when women’s football has been struggling with finances.

Speaking at the kit handover ceremony yesterday, the Botswana Football Association (BFA) national executive committee member Suzie Montsho said the Chinese Embassy responded positively when BFA came knocking on their door for material assistance.

“This donation bears testimony to your unwavering support to the development of sports in Botswana and in this case women football which is still at infancy stage,” she said.

Montsho added that women football is one of the fastest growing sports in the world no wonder FIFA promotes the development of women’s football. 

She however indicated that BFA faced multifaceted challenges, ranging from expertise, teaching and promotional material to football equipment and financial assistance. Montsho further thanked the Chinese Embassy for the donation as well as the long-standing partnership between Botswana and China.

The acting Chinese Ambassador, Naan Li said the donation came at a time when the two countries celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations. He said the donation was not much, but could be helpful in developing the sport.

“Football is a popular sport around the world and we believe that women can do better in this sport,” he said. Li indicated that women’s football needed a combined effort in order to achieve their goal. He said the Chinese Embassy would continue their commitment towards supporting women’s sports.

Women’s football development officer, Barobi Nwako said the kit is a great motivation to everyone involved in women’s football.

“We have to unite football and sell it as a product so that we can convince our clients that football is a tool to develop athletes,” she said. She said if women’s football cannot produce professional athletes then it should create people who could make a difference.

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