Township Rollers bag Mascom Top 8

DEVELOPMENT

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
Township Rollers bag Mascom Top 8

By John Churu, Gaborone, Botswana

One of Botswana’s top flight football giants, Township Rollers, won the Mascom Top 8 cup after beating ECCO City Green 3-1 at the UB stadium. Rollers were under pressure to win to avoid a silverware-less season after they failed to defend silverware from another mobile phone company BeMobile earlier in the league season. They were also knocked out of the Coca Cola cup by their biggest rival, Mochudi Center Chiefs.

‘Mapalastina’ as they are known to their legion of supporters, started the game full of verve finding the back of the net with their real first attack on the 4th minutes. Ntesang Simanyana combined well with his captain to create an opener for the inform Zebras strike Tebogo Sembowa, who finished with a top quality shot over the diving keeper.

The Mascom Top 8 has a prize of P1 000 000 about (USD150 000) is just one of the CSR efforts from the mobile telephony giant. According to Mascom wireless, their CSR initiatives span over a spectrum of initiatives that they have been supporting including:

  • Provision of ICT resources and equipment to Primary Schools, Kgotlas and Kitsong Centres
  • Support for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, especially children, which they have been doing through the Mascom CEO’s Christmas Party for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC’s) and the Mascom’s Housing Project.
  • Mascom sports sponsorships; have been supporting an array of sporting activities including, Soccer – Mascom Top 8, Mascom Volleyball League, Mascom Phikwe Marathon, Mascom National Derby, Steinmertz Gaborone Marathon.
  • Support of environmental initiatives
  • Support of the arts, music, traditional and cultural groups
  • Mascome-Health initiative 


Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Merck in scientific partnership with Kenya Medical Research Institute

Belen Garijo, CEO and president of Merck serono and Prof. Solomon Mpoke, Director and CEO of KEMRI Merck has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Kenya Medical Research Institution (KEMRI) for a scientific partnership aimed at contributing to the country’s social and economic development.  Read More

IBM partners with Airtel and Echo Mobile on Ebola containment initiatives in Africa

Airtel, IBM Research Africa and Kenya's Echo Mobile have joined forces to launch several initiatives to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa.  Read More

AccessKenya Becomes ICT Partner for Nairobi Marathon 2014-15

AccessKenya Group is this year’s ICT Sponsor for the Standard Chartered Nairobi International Marathon, to be held on 26 October. Read More

AfDB, Gates Foundation explore opportunities to work together

AfDB African Development Bank Group President Donald Kaberuka has met with Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, at his Seattle-area office to discuss ways to work together to improve the development of Africa. Read More

Benjamin Mophatlane Foundation launched at MyWorld of Tomorrow

Tony Ruiters A foundation named for the late CEO of Business Connexion, Benjamin Mophatlane, has been launched to enrich the future of Africa’s youth. Read More

ICT helps combat illiteracy in Senegal

ICT-led programmes are helping to address illiteracy in Senegal. Read More

Airtel Santé Info criss-crosses DRC cities

The Airtel Santé health campaign is criss-crossing DRC, taking health services to those who cannot afford them. Read More

Samsung supports SA elearning project

Samsung Electronics South Africa has met with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry stakeholders at the Eastern Cape Education Summit to pledge a partnership with the provincial Department of Basic Education. Read More

Schneider Electric signs exclusive off-grid solar distribution agreement with Zimbabwean firm

Schneider Electric has announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Samansco, a Zimbabwean renewable energy, back-up power and appropriate technology company. Read More

Huawei’s CSR extends to Botswana school

Morelelo Primary school head Dineo Olisitse has expressed gratitude towards Huawei Technologies Botswana after the ICT company donated laptops and a WiFi router to equip a computer laboratory at her school.   Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionSage HR AfricaMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoice

FEATURED STORY

Growing African focus on data securityGrowing African focus on data security

Beachhead Solutions’ new SA and Mauritius country manager explains the challenges and solutions around securing customer data and compliance with new personal information legislation.

IN DEPTH

Africa lags on digital migration Africa lags on digital migration

Only three African countries have so far completed the digital migration process, and serious issues are hampering the migration in other nations.  

COMPANY NEWS

SAP accelerates shift to the Cloud with 41% revenue growth in third quarter

SAP has once again raised its revenue outlook, reporting broad market adoption of SAP HANA and its ‘Run Simple’ strategy validated.