KPMG Auditors Botswana signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Ramotswa based Jon Mol Youth Development Cycling team last Friday.
The young cyclists are Kitso Moseki (15), Matlhogonolo Bolokwe (17), Letlamoreng (17) and Kopano Kgosibodiba (18).
With this one year deal KPMG will pay the entrance fees for the four cyclists to participate in road or mountain cycling events locally and across the region. The athletes were also sponsored with a kit.
KPMG Senior Partner Nigel Dixon Warren said they are committed to supporting local communities, advancing and improving the lives of those around them.
He said they will continue be involved in areas they feel need help.
“Over the past years Botswana has shown that it has natural talent in cycling and athletics. We want to see that talent nurtured and turned into world class cyclists,” said Warren.
“We assure these young cyclists that we will support you as you grow and develop your talent so that we can be proud of you,” he said
The founder of Jon Mol Cycling Club Karabo Moletsana said he was happy with the partnership which he said will help their athletes to prepare for the major games like Commonwealth and Youth Olympics.
He said they are very committed in developing their athletes as they have sent two of their cyclists Oabile Tingwane and Segomotso Ditlhakeng to a high performance centre in South Africa.
“I really appreciate KPMG for their sponsorship for the 2018/19 season. We assure them that our boys will carry their brand with pride and be ambassadors of your company without any disappointments.
Moletsana said their aim is to promote more participation of young athletes in cycling events. He also said they are currently working on introducing cycling school of excellence.
“It is our objective to identify talent across the country and develop these youngsters to be ready to compete against the best in the world,” said Moletsane.
He said in 2014 his club had six cyclists representing the country at the Africa Youth Games and last year one athlete Arnold Kokwane participated at Commonwealth Games and he went an extra mile by beating almost all athletes from Africa.
Moletsane said Kokwane missed the 10th ranking by a second.