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Majombolo sharpen for new season

03 Sep 2023

Wilderness Safaris has sponsored Nico United to the tune of P2.7 million for three years ahead of the new season expected to kick-start this month. 

The team also announced WUSA clothing brand as the technical sponsor for the 2023/24 season, in the process revealing the new kits for the 2023/24 season during the launch of the sponsors at Sam Sono Stadium in Selebi Phikwe on Saturday.

Speaking at the launch, Wilderness Safaris chairperson, Kabelo Binns said Majombolo ticked all the boxes for due diligence and were supported by many as deserving of the sponsorship.

Although new to sponsoring football, Binns said they were positive their partnership would be beneficial to both parties. Binns also said there existed possibilities of renewing the partnership upon expiry, with a likelihood of an improved offer.

To reach for greater heights, Binns challenged Nico United to emulate successes of track and field athletes and replicate it in the football arena.

“If you look at what we do with athletics there’s no reason why you cannot do it with football,” said Binns.

With advice from Majombolo leadership, Wilderness hoped for a symbiotic relationship.

He therefore, pressed Majombolo to drill deeper and deliver some significantly improved results. The P2.7 million sponsorship is a ‘dream come true and an historic moment’ for Majombolo according to the club chairperson, Busani Segweni.

The club endured a dry spell from 2016 until 2023, running without a sponsor and even relegated in 2017. Before then Majombolo enjoyed the backing of BCL.

While struggling, the team depended on assistance from the town leadership and well-wishers.

“Please, advise us when you feel we are derailing…but we will not disappoint you,” Segweni said to Wilderness Safaris.

As a tradition, the home kit bears predominantly green with some yellow. On the front are yellow and green stripes running horizontally while the back of the shirt is wholly green. To complete the home kit are green shorts and socks.

Away, Majombolo will don a predominantly yellow sleeve with a similar pattern to the home jersey. Yellow and white stripes run horizontally across the chest while the back is only yellow. The away kit is completed by yellow shorts and socks.

Alternatively, Majombolo will opt for a predominantly white kit with green and yellow sleeve, a different pattern to the main kits. On the sleeve Majombolo shirts beat Racman Engineering, a company that pumped P100 000 towards purchasing of the kits and replicas.

As part of gearing up for the new season, Majombolo sharpened their drills by roping in the services of Wame ‘Pepe Zino’ Mokoke as their head coach on a two-year contract. Mokoke signed from BR Highlanders.

In addition to the acquisition of the coach Mokoke, Majombolo bolstered their squad with eight new faces, many of whom penned two-year contracts. ENDS

Source : BOPA

Author : Manowe Motsaathebe


Event : Launch

Date : 03 Sep 2023