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Rural boys selected for soccer development trials

Sport - Date: 27 April 2018

Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 1517


At least four young soccer stars were identified to go for development trials at the development academies of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits during Mamu Community Development's recent activities at Vhuilafuri Stadium at Madabani village.

The soccer legends who scouted young local talents included Hollywoodbets ambassador Jerry “Legs of Thunder” Sikhosana, Orlando Pirates Youth Development's scout Tonic Chabalala, and Kaizer Chiefs Youth Academy's head coach, Arthur “10111” Zwane.

“We are very grateful for the good work which all the scouts did here in our rural area for us and our young boys,” said Mamu Community Development’s general secretary, Mr Jafter Mamugudubi. “They selected four boys who will be leaving for Gauteng on different dates that will be set by the youth developers.”

The selected boys are Rotshidzwa Mashau (19) from Ramantsha village, Lucky Buasi (19) from Ravele village, Dennis Ndou (19) from Tshikota, and Tshepo Bruce Denga (19) from Tshikota.

The scouts were so impressed by the local talent that they even vouched to come back to select more boys on 16 June this year. So, the villages around Vhembe district are encouraged to get the U/13 boys ready to participate in Mamu Community Development's 16 June activities to be held at Mabaleng Sports Centre at Tshiozwi village.

Mamu Community Development's activities are supported by local businesses, residents and the Sinthumule Traditional Council. As a gesture of appreciation for the support the Sinthumule Traditional Council is giving, Hollywoodbets and Jerry Sikhosana presented a framed Orlando Pirates T-shirt to Thovhele Vho-Rudzani Sinthumule during the event.

“We would like to extend our gratitude to all the people, businesses and other stakeholders who continue to support us and our activities,” Mamugudubi said.

In the picture are (from left to right) soccer legend Jerry "Legs of Thunder" Sikhosana, Rotshidzwa Mashau, Jafter Mamugudubi, Dennis Ndou, Arthur "10111" Zwane, Tshepo Bruce Denga and Tonic Tshabalala.


Thovhele Vho-Rudzani Sinthumule (second from left) accepted a framed Orlando Pirates T-shirt from soccer legend Jerry "Legs of Thunder" Sikhosana (left) and Jafter Mamugudubi during Mamu Community Development's sports activities. The young boy also in the picture (left) is Tshedza "Smallboy" Sinthumule.


Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.


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