Rwanda Athletics Federation receives equipment from Germany

By IGIHE
On 28 November 2020 at 11:52

In a bid to strengthen existing cooperation, Germany has donated various kits used during athletic competitions to Rwanda Athletics Federation (RAF).

The handover took place this Saturday at RAF headquarters in Remera in presence of Germany ambassador in Rwanda, Dr Thomas Kurz and RAF President , Fidèle Mubiligi.

Received kits include starting-blocks, shotput, discus, javelin and baton relays.

Dr Thomas Kurz revealed that the donations align with efforts to support athletics in Rwanda and assured continues support in different areas.

“It is part of existing partnership. Even though some activities were suspended due to COVID-19, we hope they will resume next year and continue training coaches like we did last year in November. Some coaches are given scholarship for training in Germany and hope to continue doing so,” he said.

The President of RAF, Fidèle Mubiligi explained there was a gap before receiving the equipment.

“We had shortage of such equipment yet available ones are outdated. It will help us to prepare our athletes to get familiar with better equipment and use them accordingly during international competitions,” he said.

RAF also revealed that these equipment will enable to organize more competitions that were suspended over scarce resources.

The handover took place this Saturday at RAF headquarters in Remera in presence of Germany ambassador in Rwanda, Dr Thomas Kurz and RAF President , Fidèle Mubiligi.

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