Collins Sebola Inc's chief executive director, Mr Collins Sebola (left), hands over soccer kits to Mamu Community Development's general secretary, Mr Jafter Mamugudubi.
In a bid to promote youth involvement in sports, the accounting firm Collins Sebola Inc recently entered into a youth-development partnership with Mamu Community Development.
The partnership aims to empower the youth in the Makhado area by giving them a chance to showcase their sporting talents with the aim of identifying excellent talent, so that they can be sent for selection trials in development teams in Gauteng and other provinces.
“We are partnering with Collins Sebola Inc for scouting talent in the U/15 boys in the Sinthumule and Kutama areas,” said Mamu Community Development’s general secretary, Mr Jafter Mamugudubi. “We will go to all villages and select the boys. We will then bring all the selected boys together for matches, where we will select the best ones for trials at the Premier Soccer League’s development soccer academies,” explained Mamugudubi. He added that the youths who wished to participate should have been born in 2004.
He said that many parents of young boys in the Sinthumule and Kutama areas read the story of the young Tshifhiwa “King Mayor” Maligudu in Limpopo Mirror, where the organisation successfully secured him a place in the Kaizer Chiefs Development Academy.
As a pilot move for the partnership, Collins Sebola Inc handed two full soccer jersey kits to Mamu Community Development on Saturday. For all those interested in the Mamu Community Development’s activities, call 082 536 6309.
Date:21 July 2018 - By: 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.