The Ngorongoro Conservation Authority (NCAA) has donated R150 million to Athletics Tanzania (AT) to facilitate the athletes’ preparations for upcoming international championships, Daily News reported.
Speaking during the signing of a Mutual of Understanding (MoU) recently the AT Secretary General, Wilhelm Gidabuday, said they have secured sponsorship ahead of the World Cross Country Championship scheduled for Denmark, and the 2020 Summer Olympics set for Tokyo, Japan.
The funds also form part of the NCAA’s first phase of sponsorship for AT to prepare for All Africa Games, and the National Athletics Championship set for Arusha.
“Although the agreement between us and NCAA has been signed, it should be noted that AT began working closely with the Authority on more than three past events it has organised,” said Gidabuday.
The NCAA further agreed to become an official sponsor of the annual Ngorongoro Race, consisting of three races set for next month in Karatu.
The NCCA’s Conservator, Fredy Manongi, urged Tanzanian athletes to work hard and win international championship to promote the country and its natural resources
Athletics Tanzania is a National governing body responsible for track and field, marathons, road races and cross countries in Tanzania.