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Two SUCSA athletes leave for Serbia

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MBABANE-Two athletes will leave the country on Wednesday for the World Universities Game in Serbia, Belgrade.

The athletes are under the Swaziland Universities and Colleges Sports Association (SUCSA) and they will be competing in the games courtesy of the International World Universities Board.

The two athletes are Tema-langeni Dlamini who’s with the Royal Swaziland Police college and Isaiah Msibi. Dlamini will be competing in 400 and 200 metres while Msibi will battle it out in the 1 500 and 5 000 metres. The team of four will leave Swaziland on June 24 and will be back home on July 16, 2009.

According to SUCSA secretary General Sibusiso Dlamini the two will be accompanied by their coach Muzi Mabuza and head of delegation Dennis Nkhambule. Dlamini said initially they had planned to send a delegation of five to Serbia, but they had to cut down due to financial constraints.

He said all the three except the coach had been sponsored by the world games board. He said the sponsorship for the two athletes include transport, accommodation and participation fees. “We needed a budget of E60 000 to participate in the games, but unfortunately we could not get that much so we had to cut down,” he said.

Dlamini said since they had got sponsorship for the other three, they have requested the Swaziland National Sports Council to sponsor the coach,” he said. He said SUCSA affiliates should not panic about the delayed prize presentation for the SUCSA/Dynamic Distributors Knockout tournament.

The tournament finished about two months ago. “We had to postpone the presentation as the students were writing exams or had closed for the academic year,” he said. He announced that the presentation would now be held in September when students come back from the end of year break.

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