“I am really working hard to fly my country’s flag high local and abroad, but I need sponsorship to keep me going,” said Sibanda. “I have every reason to be a champion as it has been proven in my previous races. I am just appealing to well-wishers to come up and make me realise my dream of being a top athlete in Africa.”
After winning the Itshe lejuba Challenge 21km race, Sibanda came second in South Africa’s Jeremiah Ngwenya 10km race, which is held every year in memory of the veteran SA runner who disappeared two years ago.
In recent races he came third in the 21 km Jacaranda City Challenge, 9th in the Mossel Bay race, 5th in the Mandela 10km race, third in the Ulwazi 21km race and third in the Township to Township 21km.
He is now eyeing the South African Edendale 10km set for November 17. “I am already training hard for this race. All I need is support from everyone out there,” he said.
Meanwhile, veteran long distance runner Chrispen Jera has sung Sibanda’s praises. “This young man is going places if he gets the real support. He is a hard worker, I have been training with him for some time and I am impressed with what I saw. As a country we have to rally behind him and he will do us proud,” he added.Post published in: Athletics