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Nile Breweries gives Cheptegei Foundation Sh100m

Cheptegei receives sh100m to build a training camp. COURTESY PHOTO

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nile Breweries Limited-NBL, has donated sh100 million towards the construction of the Joshua Cheptegei high altitude athletes training center in Kapchorwa district.

Cheptegei who commissioned construction works in 2018 says that his training facility will help young talented individuals to professionalize their athletics careers at “under grade ages”.

Construction works stalled the following year due to lack of funds, however, after wining at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic gold medal, Cheptegei launched fundraising drives, aimed at fostering his project.

He also says that, the facility will act as a sporting centre of excellence and for nurturing promising athletes, with limited opportunities of hiring professional coaches, to train them through their sporting careers.

Cheptegei told URN on Thursday that he has embarked on fundraising drives to raise the 1.7 billion Shillings required for the construction of the training facility.

Cheptegei stresses that they have since suspended construction works at the facility and instead shifted their energies in reaching out to the well wishers, who will raise both funds and technical support to ensure that the facility is constructed in adherence to world class athletics, standards.

Cheptegei further calls upon willing individuals and corporate companies to mobilize funds towards the construction of a facility, which he says will foster the country’s social economic transformation through sports.

He adds that, construction works at the facility will resume early next year.

Meanwhile, NBL’s head of marketing, Amou Majok says that it is their social corporate responsibility to support communities and outstanding individuals alike in boosting their dreams and aspirations, with an aim of fostering the social economic transformation of the entire country at large.

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