BY ORATILE OTSETSWE
Legal Guard has taken a bold step to inspire other corporates to play a pivotal role in women football and women sports.
On Wednesday this past week, the company showed their interest in promoting women sport in Botswana as they partnered with Township Rollers Ladies football team as Technical sponsors.
As part of the partnership, the company handed over football kits and tracksuits to be used by the Township Rollers Women’s Football Team and its technical team during this season.
In his comments about the donation the head of Legal Guard Chaha Skelemani said “Legal Guard realised that there has not been a good uptake by corporates in Botswana to sponsor women’s football and we believe that through this sponsorship, other big corporates will start to consider participation and hopefully grow this sport.”
He added that they have been putting a close eye on the team‘s performance over the past few years and found it fit to donate the kits and tracksuits to the ladies.
“Legal Guard is proud to be associated by a winning team which has the potential to show young girls that there is a fruitful career in women’s football,” Skelemani noted.
In its 11 years since the Popa ladies team was formed in 2007, it has won the 2014-15 League Title, they secured the league title with 62 points in 22 matches, in an unbeaten run of 20 Wins and 2 Draws.
Township Rollers ladies are also the 2015-16 National Ladies football champions after defeating Double Action 3-2 in the league title decider played at the Lekidi Football Centre in Gaborone on Saturday afternoon.
“We wish Popa women’s team all the best in the league which has just started, we are sure they will do us proud,” Skelemani concluded.
For his part Bafana Phetho said the donation is a technical sponsorship in which Legal Guard was encouraging Rollers ladies team to continue with their good performance. He expressed optimism that the donation marks the start of business opportunities as it will open doors for both brands.
He added that he is confident that the football kit and tracksuits will serve as an encouragement for other organisations to consider collaborating with teams.