KGOTHATSO MONTJANE SECURES MORE SPONSORSHIPS
South African wheelchair tennis star, Kgothatso Montjane, has secured more sponsorships.
Vision View Sports Radio announced their partnership with the world number 5 Montjane last week Friday to cover costs to travel with her coach and to run a YouTube channel for a period of two years starting in January 2019.
The 32-year-old defied the odds with financial challenges earlier this year, to become the first South African black woman to reach the semi-finals at Wimbledon, after traveling on her own without a coach to London.
The digital sports radio saw it fit to help alleviate some of her challenges by sponsoring her coaching needs when on international tour.
Vision View Sports Radio, as a values-based organization, is propelled by the notion of black excellence underpinned by the spirit of Ubuntu.
Montjane has also signed a two-year sponsorship deal with Dunlop Sport.
“We’re delighted to have started this journey with KG. She is a fantastic role-model for the game in South Africa and across the world,” said Jon Haughton, Brand Manager for Dunlop South Africa.
“KG shares our passion for tennis as well as our goal of increasing awareness in all forms of the game. We’re looking forward to the partnership with KG as she joins our current Wheelchair Tennis Tour team players which include Yui Kamiji [World No. 2], Aniek Van Koot [No. 3] and Marjolein Buis [No. 7]..”
The agreement will see the Limpopo-born star use the new Dunlop CV 3.0 rackets with immediate effect starting with the Bath Indoor Tournament, an International Tennis Federation (ITF) 1 in Britain this week.
The US Open semi-finalist Montjane will be joined by compatriots Lucas Sithole and Donald Ramphadi in Bath. Following the ITF 1 event, Montjane and Sithole will move on to the Netherlands for the UNIQLO Doubles Masters.
Montjane says the financial backing will now allow her to sufficiently prepare for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
“I am so grateful that I still receive so much support after what I went through. This, without no doubt will motive me to keep fighting and prepare sufficiently for 2020 Paralympics.”