WINDHOEK: The Old Mutual Investment Group (OMIGNAM) on Thursday handed over a sponsorship of N.dollars 10 000 to cyclist Nick du Plessis, who will be representing Namibia at the Road Bike World Championships.
The championships will take place in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa from 23 August until 26 August this year.
Speaking at the handing-over, OMIGNAM Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lionel Matthews said when Old Mutual was approached for a sponsorship towards the cause, they could not refuse.
“We as Old Mutual could not have chosen a greater person than Du Plessis,” Matthews said, referring to the cyclist’s discipline.
Du Plessis, who has been cycling for eight years now, does at least 12 to 14 hours of road and mountain biking training a week.
On his part, Du Plessis said it has been his dream to participate in the championships for the past four years. He said previously, time trials were held in Europe, which is a costly endeavour.
Du Plessis added that he is sincerely appreciative of the sponsorship by Old Mutual.