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Makwala to handover sports equipment to Tutume Primary Schools


Botswana’s 400m and 200m sprinting sensation, Isaac Makwala, will on Friday donate sports equipment to six primary schools at his home village of Tutume.

The equipment is part of proceeds from the charitable Makwala Challenge Cup tournament that was held on December 30th, in honour of the legendary athlete.

According to Makwala Challenge Cup Executive Committee, the sports equipment includes balls and related sports accessories for sport codes such as football, volleyball, basketball, soft ball and others including athletics.

The Makwala Challenge Cup, the committee says, is an initiative of four football tournaments in Tutume who felt the village needed to honour Makwala following his heroic exploits at the IAAF World Championships last year.

During the memorable championship in London, Makwala had to run a solo time trial in 20.20 seconds to make the semi-finals, and then, only two hours later, qualifying for the final after going 0.06 seconds quicker.

“The four festive tournaments in Tutume then decided to hold a one-day football extravaganza every year in honour of Isaac Makwala who made our village and country proud,” reads the statement from the Makwala Challenge Cup committee.

The four participating tournaments included Goledzwa football tournament, Tjilagwane football tournament, Tjivulamagwe football tournament and Tjinyunibabili football tournament.

The 2017 Makwala Challenge Cup which was won by Tjivulamagwe Tournament the proceeds managed to raise about P12 000.00.

Isaac Makwala was given 30% of the proceeds in cash, and the 70% was used to buy the sports equipment which will be handed over on 02 February 2018 to all primary schools in Tutume.

Isaac Makwala himself is expected to hand over the sports equipment and his schedule on the day will be as follows:

Selowane Primary School at 0730hrs
Tutume Central Primary School at 0830hrs
Magapatona Primary School at 0930hrs
Timbi Primary School at 1030hrs
Maphorisa Primary School at 1130hrs
Thini Primary School at 1230hrs