FRENCH GROUP TAKING TROPHY TO MOUNT KILIMANJARO

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Author: DEUS NGOWI
AfricaPress-Tanzania: TOURISM attractions of Tanzania keep on getting attention from abroad,with some French footballers resolving to ascend Africa’s highest mountain – Kilimanjaro with a trophy they won in France.

Four footballers from a team that goes by the name ‘Let’s GoCambou’ started climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on Sunday and are expected to descend back on Saturday.

The team is composed of four people namely Mathieu (38), Pierre (28), Lola (28) and Axelle aged 29 years.

The football team from Cambounet sur le Sor village in southern France that has 900 inhabitants, won the Tarn Cup in 2019 and decided to parade with it in four continents, with Mount Kilimanjaro being chosen as a single spot for Africa and the last destination.

A travel agent with the group, Flavie Boulloud says their decision has been seen as a real crazy bet between friends. The cup has already been passed through Brazil, Guadeloupe (a French overseas region that is an island group in the southern Caribbean Sea) and Peru and now on its way to the roof of Africa.

Beyond the challenge, the winners decided to create an association with the same name – ‘Let’s Go Cambou’, to partner with two French associations, to wit, ‘Education pour le Kilimanjaro to contribute to the children’s education development project for Neville and Mbokomu primary schools, situated in Mbokomu village, Moshi Rural District in Kilimanjaro region.

The French Association will provide sports equipment and school material for pupils and teachers. The adventure is being followed, filmed and reported by Nathalie Gros, a journalist from the CAPA agency, who will report on TF1 – French National Television Channel, on a programme called ‘Grand Reportage’.

This will, once again, give mileage to theTanzania tourism sector. Cambounet-sur-le-Sor football team has been the subject of numerous reports in recent months following a crazy bet. During a trip to Budapest, one of the members of FC Cambounet had to return home, not by plane as planned, but by his own means after losing a bet.

The state of mind continues, after winning the Tarn Cup last year and embarked on a new adventure to take the trophy. In December last year the cup travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with the distribution of gifts and hot meals on Christmas Day to children of the Favelas, a low-income informal settlement.

Next stop was Guadeloupe and Peru on the Machu Picchu site. All the trips were at their own expense. The last expedition to Kilimanjaro is even more generous, with a large-scale humanitarian project.

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