Dreams do come true

Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi say believing in their dreams and working hard have earned them a ticket to a good life following a N$2 million sponsorship from MTC.

23 July 2021 | Sports

JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA

WINDHOEK

MTC Namibia has made the dreams of young sprinters Beatrice Masilingi and Christine Mboma come true with the biggest sponsorship yet of individual Namibian athletes.

Having had to hustle for credit, proper clothing and a jet-setting lifestyle, the golden girls bid farewell to a life of struggle with each receiving a sponsorship worth N$2 million from the telecommunications giant.

“It is all about believing in yourself and not giving up on your dreams,” Christine Mboma said after the announcement in Windhoek.

A sponsorship of N$2 million may sound like small change to the privileged, but for a girl who was abandoned by her father while she was still a baby and lost her mother when she was just 13, Mboma said it feels as if the gates of heaven have opened up for her.

Masilingi, who has also had a challenging time during her career, thanked MTC for making their dreams a reality.

“It is for me something very special and I am grateful for MTC for making this possible.

“I was the fastest girl at school and today many things have become possible for me,” Masilingi said.

Coach Henk Botha expressed his gratitude towards MTC and promised to keep the girls safe and well taken care of.

The sponsorship entails a house worth N$300 000 each, an iPhone 12 with N$3 000 airtime per month, and N$100 000 per year for personal expenses over three years.

“We are delighted to announce that we have officially welcomed Beatrice Masilingi and Christine Mboma to the MTC family.

“Through this support we are reiterating our unyielding position that sports development is central towards nation building,” MTC executive Tim Ekandjo said.

Deputy minister of sport Emma Kantema Gaomas also thanked MTC on behalf of the government, stating that the ministry had worked hard in helping the development of athletes through local events and projects.

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