Silas Bora, company executive, said that while the company and other local businesses face challenges due to the many challenges facing industries around the world, BQ Contractors will continue to support tennis and in particular wheelchair tennis.
He said: “As a local sports sponsorship company, BQ Contractors is very concerned about the development of sport in the country and remains a staunch partner of the sports association.
“We will continue to support wheelchair tennis in the country and our goal is to ensure that this sport is played by many people in the country. We are happy that our father (John Bora) is very interested in tennis and understands its potential. local wheelchair tennis players, enjoys sports and treats all wheelchair tennis players like her children. “
He also revealed that Bora had worked hard to create the Tanzania Wheelchair Tennis Federation (WTT), with the goal of getting the sport recognized in the country.
Bora released the statement on Saturday at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam saying goodbye to local players and a coach from Portugal during the BNP Paribas World Cup qualifiers this season.
BQ Contractors sponsored two plane tickets for the players and the company also paid for all team expenses, while the International Tennis Federation (ITF) paid for the coach’s plane ticket.
The players who made the trip are Novatus Tempa and Hamisi Juma while Rzeki Salom is the head coach.
The event in Portugal will take place May 10-16 at the Vilamoura Tennis Academy and serve as a qualifier for the BNP World Team Cup scheduled at the Olbia Sports Center in Sardinia, Italy, October 4-10 this year.
Coach Salom has vowed the two will keep the country’s flag flying during the event.
“We are well prepared for the event, it won’t be easy, but my players are up for the challenge because the goal is to qualify for the World Cup,” he said.
BQ thanked the entrepreneurs and the ITF for their gesture, which was well received.
More than 300 players will represent their country for the chance to crown the BNP Paribas World Cup champions.
Teams from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia / Oceania will compete against the Auto Qualifiers at the Global Group event.
The automatic qualifiers for the men’s World Cup world group event are Great Britain, France, Japan, Argentina, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, United States (USA ), the Republic of Korea and Brazil, with four qualifying tournaments and two wildcards for each tournament. . 16- Field team.
The women’s auto qualifying spans the Netherlands, Japan, Great Britain, South Africa, China, the United States, Thailand and Colombia, with four qualifying rounding out the 12-team field.
The Quartet participants are Japan, Israel, South Africa, Great Britain, the United States of America and Canada, with two teams made up of eight teams completing the qualifiers.
The Junior Show consists of Australia, Great Britain, Turkey and Brazil, with four Wildcard countries completing a field with eight teams.
The wheelchair tennis team from Tanzania has already participated in the BNP Paribas World Cup in Turkey and Italy.
The BNP Paribas World Cup is the ITF’s premier wheelchair tennis tournament. Teams participate in the event by qualifying at the district level.
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