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Tubu Sporting Club popularly known as the ‘Jungle Warriors’ this week got a shot in the arm as they received the much needed donation of football kits worth P22 000 for their football, netball and volleyball teams from Ngamiland Adventure Safaris, a local tourism operator.
The club was formed by the residents of Tubu village as way of developing youth in the area through sports as well as to keep them away from social ills such as drugs and alcohol abuse. The heartwarming initiative as according to the club’s chairperson, Letsweletse Balopi however encountered some setbacks mainly lack of kits for all the three sporting codes which dented on players’ confidence and performance during competitions.
The club could not look anywhere else for help if it’s not to their long time helper, Ngamiland Adventure Safaris which operates Tubu Tree Camp, near their village which is situated in the southern lower end of the Okavango Delta. The company responded positively to the plea, and on Tuesday donated three kits including two balls for each of the three teams.
Receiving the donation, Balopi appreciated that the kits will go a long way in the lives of the youth in their community whom they want to develop into future sporting stars. “These kits are for the development of our youngsters from the grassroots and the youths as well hence we are very happy to receive this kind of donation from the company,” he appreciated.
Balopi added that the donation will also help boost the players’ confidence as they are always shamed by their opponents for always wearing worn out kits during competitions.
The chairman said before the establishment of their club their youths were more into alcohol but since its formation many have developed interest into sports and the teams’ followership has also grown in numbers.
For his part, Ngamiland Adventure Safaris Director, David Kays said as a company they are happy to see that their relationship with Tubu village is still intact since 1998 assuring that they will continue to see how best they can help them going forward.
“We need to look at this as team work because without you as a village we won’t go far and without us being successful we can’t help you,” Kays said pleading with the club to continue developing youths in their area and making sure that they promote the village in the best way they can.
Besides Tubu Tree Camp, Ngamiland Adventure Safaris also operates Jao, Kwetsani, Jacana and Pelo Moroko camps all located in the Okavango Delta.