Lucara Botswana has announced a P200,000 incentive for the women's senior team that is currently competing at the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Morocco.
The cash reward comes in the wake of the Mares' resounding 4-2 win over Burundi in the opening match on Monday night.
Lucara Botswana managing director, Naseem Banu Lahri said the Mares had made the country proud by qualifying for the AWCON finals and the team is making great strides in Morocco.
“It is in recognition of this sterling effort that we at Lucara Botswana continue to support The Mares and are pledging P200,000 as an incentive to motivate them to keep reaching for greater heights and make history,” Lahri said in a statement.
Lucara Botswana sponsored the Mares with P300,000 during the qualification games. She said they believe that the gesture spurred them to eventually qualify for their maiden AWCON.
Lahri said the company subscribes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“These goals essentially allow us to satisfy our mandate, which is to meaningfully impact and contribute towards building a greater, self-sustaining Botswana,” she said.
The Mares' next match is against defending champions, Nigeria tomorrow night. Kick-off is 10pm.