GABORONE, Mar. 18 (Xinhua) -- Botswana is doing final preparations to host the 2015 All Africa under-19 junior squash championships that are schedule to start at the end of March.
Botswana Squash Racquets Association (BSRA) president Tiego Rabashwa said preparations are on track to host the championships that are billed from March 30 to April 3 in Gaborone, capital of Botswana.
He said the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has been running around to ensure that the event is a success. At least 10 countries are expected to battle it out at the championships. The participating countries are the host Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Rabashwa said even though they have not yet managed to raise sufficient funds required for hosting of the tournament, they remained optimistic that the county will host a successful tournament. He pleaded with corporate entities to come forth and sponsor the event to make it a big success.
The preparations for hosting the tournament were boosted in February when a local charity organization presented fully renovated facilities for squash. The renovations were done at a cost of about 40, 000 U.S. dollars. Meanwhile the Botswana junior squash teams are currently in camp preparing for the championships. Botswana has previously hosted the junior championships on at least two occasions.