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Sport - Date: 13 October 2017
Written by: Kaizer Nengovhela / Viewed: 471
Haggai Combined showed character and determination during the Kay Motsepe U/19 tournament that was played in Gauteng last week. They ended in third position and came back with R500 000 and bronze medals
The manager of the team, Mr Justice Matloga, said the team had received tremendous support from the principal and teachers. “Just getting to the national finals has made a difference to the boys in terms of confidence and motivation,” he added.
He said that the team played well, but were over-excited in the tournament. He expressed his joy with the school’s performances this year. He added that their preparations were well underway and that the members of the team were looking forward to any challenge.
The president of SASFA Limpopo, Mr Hulisani Mabasa, congratulated the team and said that the importance of sports in the lives of young people was valuable. “Sports provide many positive opportunities for the community, especially school children. Good sportsmanship provides guidelines that can be used in the classroom. It also teaches children to function in a competitive society,” he added.
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From left to right are Safa president Danny Jordaan, Tshepo Letswalo, Patrice Motsepe (sponsor), Justice Matloga (coach of Haggai) and Azwihangwisi Phasha. Photo supplied.
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.