Eswatini Special Olympics team given 15 000 Emalangeni by government

A photo of a student at a Unified School Banner Presentation. Photo : Special Olympics

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – The Kingdom of Eswatini government has given its Special Olympics team 15 000 Emalangeni as a token of appreciation for winning three medals at this year’s World Summer Special Olympics Games held in Abu Dhabi recently, Swazi Observer reported.

Gold medalist Fisokuhle Maseko received 10 000 Emalangeni, while the two 50 metres bronze medalists, Nonjabuliso Motsa and Mancoba Magagula each received 2 500 Emalangeni. Lwandile Dlamini, who finished fifth in the 100 metres, received 1 000 Emalangeni.

“I would like to congratulate you on behalf of His Majesty’s Government for a job well done, we are very proud of yo0 and we appreciate the effort and dedication you showed despite the challenges you faced as you prepared for the games,” said the Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs, Harries Madze Bulunga.

“As is tradition, we, through the sports council, have a small token of appreciation to offer you as a way of thanking you for the splendid job.”

Swaziland Special Olympics President, Louis Nxumalo, expressed gratitude to the government for the gesture.

“We are very grateful to government for the kind gesture and the support to the team together with Prince Bandzile and other officials,” he said.

“We also thank parents for their support – with such commitment, I believe we can achieve greater things in the international stage.”

The next World Summer Special Olympics Games are scheduled for 2023 in Berlin, Germany.

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