Inaugural race receives P500, 000 windfall

There you are: Dube (centre) receives a cheque from Poroga (right) while BAA president Moses Bantsi looks on PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
There you are: Dube (centre) receives a cheque from Poroga (right) while BAA president Moses Bantsi looks on PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The inaugural Botswana International Cross Country (BICC) scheduled for January 27 at the Gaborone Golf Club received a P500,000 windfall from the First National Bank of Botswana (FNBB).

The event was launched at the Gaborone Golf Club yesterday where the organiser, Glody Dube of the Golden Door Sports Agency, said World Athletics (WA) has granted Botswana a Cross Country Continental Tour of Gold status.

“This is an open event for all cross country runners in Botswana and invitations have been sent to runners from other countries. We have received confirmations from Belgium, Italy, Kenya, Uganda and we expect more confirmations from other runners in Southern Africa,” he said.

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