TSA need 5m/- to keep Olympic swimmers in camp

Tanzania Swimmers Association (TSA) yesterday said they need 5m/- to keep two swimmers in a residential camp for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

The Games are expected to start from August 8-22 in China.
The two swimmers who will represent the country in the event are Magdalena Moshi and Khalid Lusaka.

TSA Secretary-General Noel Kihunsi said that they were planning to keep the swimmers in a one-week camp in Nairobi but they don`t have the money.

“We want the two to have sufficient preparations so that they will be in a good position to do well in Beijing,“ he said.

He added that if they would get sponsorship the swimmers would leave for Kenya at the end of this month.

“We would like to appeal to various donors to support us for keeping the swimmers in camp so that they can compete well in Beijing,“ he added.

Before leaving for Kenya, the two will also compete in the open swimming championships set for June 7 at the International School of Tanganyika.

Seven runners and one boxer will also represent Tanzania in the Beijing Games.

Meanwhile, local boxer Emilian Patrick, who will represent the country in Olympic Games, is expected to leave the country for Mauritius on June 9 to compete in the African Championship.

The championship is expected to start from June 13-22 in Mauritius.

The national boxing team coach, Nassoro Michael, said yesterday that Patrick will leave with other two boxers who formed the national team.

He named them as Ally Kimwaga and Petro Mtagwa.
Patrick is the only Tanzania boxer who has so far qualified for the Beijing Games.

  • SOURCE: Guardian

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