Pictured are (from left to right) Mr Jafter Mamugudubi, Rirothe Junior Manentjie and Mr Mashudu “Mayoyo” Manentjie. 

Rirothe selected for trials with Bidvest Wits


Mamu Community Development continues to write a beautiful story on the page of community upliftment and development in the Sinthumule and Kutama areas.

This was evident when they secured a space for a local soccer star to participate in trials at Bidvest Wits Football Academy in Gauteng.

Rirothe Junior Manentjie (10), who was selected during Hollywoodbets' Masters Cup that was recently held at Mabaleng Sports Grounds, will go to Gauteng on Sunday and the trials will be held from next Monday (13th) to Friday.

“We are very happy that we had managed to secure Rirothe a space for trials with Bidvest Wits Football Academy,” said Mamu Community Development's general secretary, Mr Jafter Mamugudubi. “Our mission and goals include paving the way for local soccer talent, so that they get to compete with their contemporaries at the national level and manage to get what is best for them.”

He said that they had been identifying soccer talent with a mission to taking them to football academies, so that they got to realise their soccer dreams. “We therefore would like to extend our gratitude to Bidvest Wits for trusting us with the responsibility of bringing the best players into their kraal,” Mamugudubi said.

Rirothe's father, Mr Mashudu “Mayoyo” Manentjie, said that he was excited about the selection and that he was looking forwarding to the best results for his son. “My son is a soccer star and I have been giving him all my support since when he was only five years of age, for that was when I discovered that he was good at soccer,” he said.

Rirothe's trip and stay in Gauteng is made possible by generous sponsorship from Hollywoodbets, Premjee & Son Cash and Carry, KFC, Collins Sebola Group, Talisman Hire, and Phadziri Bus Services and Coaches.




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Date:10 January 2020 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

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.

Email: givenmukwevho@yahoo.com


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