'Danhiko Games to get more funding'

HARARE - The   26TH edition of the Danhiko Annual Paralympic Games roared into life yesterday with minister of sport Andrew Langa promising to do more for athletes with a disability.

“We have a tendency of overlooking athletes who are less able but that does not mean inability,” Langa told the Daily News on Sunday.

“So we are making it our mandate to give such athletes a chance by providing the resources they need to succeed. We are going to make sure they will get a considerable amount from next year’s fiscas.”

Chairman of the Games organising committee, Godfrey Majonga was confident of a successful event.

Majonga, who is also the Zimbabwe Media Commission’ chairperson, said he was expecting fierce competition from the teams that have been previously participating than those which have just started competing following the growing interest.

This year’s Paralympics competition have a price fund of $12 500.

The overall winners of the tournament will get $400 whilst first and second runners up $250 and $150 respectively.

Individual awards stand at $50 for the most outstanding male and female athlete for each of the events on offer.

At least $50 000 has been injected to the Games which are drawn from various companies through cash and in kind.

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