25 Sep Zimbabwean Player Seeks Funding For Australian Open 2015
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September 25, 2014
Contact: Ashley Ndebele
ZIMBABWEAN PLAYER SEEKS FUNDING FOR AUSTRALIA OPEN
24-year-old Takanyi Garanganga is a Zimbabwean tennis player who is ranked at no.288 in the world. His achievements include winning a gold medal in the 2011 All-Africa Games, five future tournaments, as well as reaching two Semifinals and four Quarterfinals on the ATP Challenge Tour. Having played tennis since the age of 10, Takanyi is now at the peak of his career, aspiring to play in the 2015 Australian Open.
Unfortunately, due to a lack of funding, Takanyi is unable to compete at the professional level he desires. Not having received much support from the government he has found himself unable to represent his country in a way that will make his fans and supporters proud. Currently, his father (who also inspired him to play) is funding 90% of the expenses and is the main financial contributor for Takanyi.
Garanganga has exhausted all options when it comes to financial support and is now asking for your help. Africantennisnow.com recently conducted a Skype interview with the young tennis player to hear about his new fundraising strategies. Through a pledge sports organization, Takanyi has started a fundraiser to help him raise $10,000 to go towards travel costs, training expenses, equipment and competition entries. Only having reached 8.75% of his goal Takanyi is asking for your support to help him reach his goal in 36 days allowing him to become “The Next Face of African Tennis.”
If you would like to contribute any amount towards Takanyi’s cause, please visit https://www.pledgesports.org/projects/the-next-face-of-african-tennis/ and for more information check out Takanyi’s Skpye interview at http://www.africantennisnow.com