The Mares of Botswana have been promised $16,000 (200,000 Botswana Pula) to defeat the Super Falcons of Nigeria in today’s Group C WAFCON clash, Completesports.com reports.
The pledge was made by the Managing Director Lucara Botswana, .
Lucara Botswana is a Canadian diamond mining company with a producing mine and exploration licenses in Botswana.
Its 100% owned Karowe mine is one of the world’s foremost producers of large, high quality, Type IIA diamonds in excess of 10.8 carats.
Debutants Botswana kicked off their campaign with a 4-2 win against Burundi on Monday and currently lead Group C.
On their part, the Falcons lost 2-1 to Banyana Banyana of South Africa and must secure the three points against Botswana to keep alive their hopes of landing a 10th WAFCON title.
And speaking on the pledge made to the team, Lahri was quoted on Botswana Football Association Facebook page:“Lucara Botswana is pleased to announce a P200 000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Pula) incentive to the Botswana Women’s National Team, The Mares who are currently competing at the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Morocco.
“The Mares made the country proud by qualifying for AWCON 2022 and are currently 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 Two Hundred Thousand Pula as an incentive to motivate them to keep reaching for greater heights and make history.
“Lucara Botswana sponsored The Mares with P 300 000.00 (Three hundred thousand Pula) during their qualification games, a gesture we believe spurred them to eventually qualify for their maiden AWCON.”
Lahri added:“Lucara Botswana subscribes to 10 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and these goals essentially allow us to satisfy our mandate which is to meaningfully impact and contribute towards building a greater, self-sustaining Botswana.
“To the Mares, Keep Flying the Blue Black and White Flag high, the nation is behind you.“
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By James Agberebi