Sua Flamingoes cycle for charity
With the uncertainty of resumption of football, despite the recent lifting of the ban, Botswana Football League side, Sua Flamingoes have decided to keep themselves active by raising funds for charity as the team will be hosting its first Cycling Challenge this weekend.
Speaking in an interview this week, team mouthpiece, Lazarus Mafa said nobody knows when Football will return despite the lifting of the sport ban thus they had to find ways of making money that will go towards charity. “The purpose of cycling is to raise funds for the needy within our catchment area. This is one of the initiatives we are to adopt and help assist the community.”
Moreover, Mafa said this was not their first event where the money had been raised for charity.
“The first one was a sponsored walk in June and it was a great success, we hope this one will be successful too,” he said.
Mafa further added that they won’t have extra activities as they have to avoid crowding. “We want to follow all COVID- 19 protocols, we don’t want a crowd; so we will only be cycling, and no other activities will be done on the day.”
The Sua Flamingoes FC Cycling Challenge is slated for Saturday 11 September 2021, the route goes from Mosetse T- junction to Tutume and back, Chief cyclist will be Botash Managing Director, Kangangwani Phatshwane. Categories include 100km which will be registered for a fee of P250; 50 km for P150 and the 20 km fun ride which will only draw a fee of P100 for registration.
Among other things, the team merchandise will be sold at the starting point and the raise is expected to start at 0630 hours in the morning. Sua Flamingoes was promoted to the elite League last year, however, the team is yet to play top flight football since football was suspended before they were promoted.
With the sport ban now lifted, the team management is convinced that they will now be able to kick the ball in the elite league.