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Tutume will never be the same


P180, 000.00 for newly launched Batanani Tutume football tournament

Come December 25th all roads will be leading to the Masoka United FC Play grounds for the commencement of the much anticipated and arguably the most organized and well sponsored social event in Tutume – the inaugural installment of the Batanani Tutume Football Tournament.  


The maiden tournament, which is held under the fitting theme/tagline, ‘Tutume will never be the same again’ is expected to feature six (6) teams namely, the host, Masoka United Football Club from Magapatona Ward, Tutume Black Vultures Football Club and Highlanders Football Club, both from Selolwane Ward, Tjekeledza Sporting Club from Thini Ward, Tiger Boys from Madikwe as well as Young Strikers Football Club from Magapatona Ward.


Preparations for the tournament have been finalized and for the first time in the history of Tutume Village and surrounding areas, games will be played under the flood lights. Exuding excitement, the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Mr Khumo Mmoloki, quipped “with the inception of the Batanani Tutume Football Tournamnet, the festive season in Tutume will never be same. We are ready to deliver one of the best tournaments in the Tutume area. On behalf of my committee I invite the people of Tutume and its hinterlands to come witness history in the making”.  


Amongst an array of activities prepared as part of the buildup to these major event is the Miss Batanani Tutume beauty pageant which is expected to lure beauties from the participating teams to show case their talent in their quest to be crowned the first ever queen of the tourney.  The Miss Batanani Tutume beauty contest will be held at Dark Inn on 23rd December 2016 from 1800hrs until late. A first for a tournament pageant, the event is generously sponsored by Bodibeng Building and Maintenance (PTY) Ltd at a tune of P10, 000. 00. Fit for a well-organized tournament pageant, the Queen will walk away P1,500.00 richer.  


The visionary leadership of the Batanani Tutume Football Tournament has attracted the attention of one of the leading construction and civil engineering citizen companies, Cul De Sac (Pty) Ltd who are the Platinum Sponsors of the tourney at a tune of P180, 000.00 spread over three seasons.  Associate sponsors include B.N. Construction (Pty) Ltd, Champs Botswana,  Bodibeng Construction and Maintenance (Pty) Ltd, and Central Hardware and Building Material t/a Ketan Enterprises.

 

Expressing his appreciation to be associated with the Batanani Tutume Football Tournament brand, the Managing Director of Cul De Sac (Pty) Ltd. Mr Muyapo Machola said he was humbled to be part of this upcoming and progressive brand. He noted that his company will note hesitate to put the money on the table for brilliant initiatives such as the Batanani Tutume Football Tournament.

 

He further said sports play an important part in upbringing of youth, since its instill sense of responsibility to youth at tender age. He emphasized that the company will continue to give back to the community as part of its corporate social responsibility through worthy initiatives.


Having been successfully launched in Gaborone at the President Hotel on the 23rd November, 2016, the Organizing Committee has planned another launch in the morning of 25th December 2016 in the host village, Tutume.  The events of the day will start with a motorcade which will begin at the Highlanders FC Football ground at 0900 hrs and proceed to “paint the rest of Tutume royal blue forever”, said Mr Mmoloki excitedly. The motorcade is planned to end at the host grounds in time for the formal proceedings that will end towards the first match kick-off time at 1400 hrs.

 

Mr Mmoloki invites the general public to come join in in the motorcade and also to throng the Masoka United FC stadium in large numbers to support social developments in their village.  “What sets us apart from other festive tournaments is that we have mated social responsibility and empowerment strategies/principles to result in a legacy project whereby the gate takings will, over the years, be used to develop the playing grounds of the participating teams so that ultimately the tournament will be played on a rotational basis” confidently emphasized Mr Mmoloki.
The Champions will receive a whooping P15, 000.00 prize money and a floating trophy. So much money, huh! If these plans come together, indeed Tutume will never be the same.

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