Mat South needs $30 000 for Paralympic Games

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Matabeleland South Province needs
$30 000 to send its team to the 2012 National Paralympic Games that will be held in Hwange from April 8-12.

Sport and Recreation Commission (SRC) co-ordinator for the province Lifa Mpofu yesterday said they would be holding a meeting this morning to discuss the budget and other logistics.

We will be holding a meeting tomorrow morning (today) at the SRC offices in Gwanda to try and update the budget. We need about $30 000 in travel expenses, camping and kitting all the athletes.

Presently we do not have the money and we are also going to discuss the mobilisation of those resources at the meeting, Mpofu said.

Mpofu said they would also be assigning duties to various schools in the province participating in the Paralympic Games and this would involve sending scouts into the various corners of the province to search for athletes that would represent the province.

Mpofu said Matabeleland South was looking at a full contingent of 160 athletes to travel with to Hwange.
We hope this year we are going to have a smooth competition unlike last year, Mpofu said.

Last years games were hosted by Mashonaland West in Chinhoyi.

Bulawayo Metropolitan Province have said they will soon be staging mock Paralympic Games in the city to select a team for the games.

In Matabeleland North, the newly-appointed SRC coordinator Newman Masuku said he was hoping to take sport to great to great heights.