Chadibe — Shashe West MP, Fidelis Molao has hailed Chadibe North FC's promotion to Debswana First Division North in the last season.
Speaking during a kgotla meeting he addressed in the village recently, Molao, who is also Minister of Basic Education rallied support for Chadibe FC for they made the constituency proud.
The club's promotion to the country's second biggest football league follows their Division One playoffs win featuring teams from Letlhakane, Francistown, Maun and Chobe.
Molao assured the team of his support, noting that their ascendance to the league was no fluke.
Earlier on, Chadibe FC public relations officer, Leatile Morgan solicited for support and explained that the team had played friendly games with power houses from the elite league such as Township Rollers and had proved to be a hard nut to crack.
Chadibe FC is made up of players from villages in the Shashe West constituency and though the club is currently without a proper playing ground for practice matches, Leatile said they secured a plot for a football pitch that was being readied for that purpose.
He thanked Chadibe Primary School for availing its football ground to them for practice matches and Chadibe Village Development Committee for assisting with an office albeit without office equipment.
Another hurdle cited by Morgan was lack of funds for administrative duties and travels.
He said the promotion would mean a lot for the local economy especially for home games.
Residents welcomed the promotion with ululations because it is the only team in Shashe West constituency currently representing the constituency in the Debswana First Division North.
Source : BOPA