Buffalo City held a send off for a 10-year-old swimmer Esona Sekeleni that will be participating in World Biathete Championships in Portugal.

The World Cup in Portugal will take place from 26 October to 31 October.

Speaking during the send off Acting Executive Mayor Princess Faku said, "Today, I would like to acknowledge our Champ Esona...we want to thank Esona's parents for Esona, to us Buffalo City you are a winner. We are so proud of you, you are a brave young girl and we know that you will achieve." 

"Buffalo City decided to contribute R24 000 towards Esona's travelling," said Faku.

Adding to that, Pastor Pam Daweti from BCM said, "Esona, you are blessed and your parents are very blessed to have a child like you..Arise& shine this is your season...there is more glory for your season than before. Do not fear, fix your eyes to Jesus, nothing is impossible with our God." 

Asona 's Mother Sandisiwe Sekeleni said, "She has made us proud, the family is very proud of this opportunity and we are very grateful. Esona is a very shy child but very good in sport. Thank you all so much for all your resources you have provided that made this journey possible." 
The send off took place at the East London City Hall New Council Chambers on Wednesday 19 October.