Local legend Scara Tshigomana.
The name Scara Tshigomana will not be forgotten by the local football fraternity.
Samuel Tshigomana was known as Scara during his days on the soccer field. Tshigomana started playing football at Muraleni Young Rebellion in the early eighties. In 1986, he was the captain of the Venda College of Education (Veco) team and a year later he became the sports organiser.
He then became the captain of Muraleni Young Rebellions and played for Madombidzha Try Again. He joined Makwarela United Scientist with Matidza Shadrack and played for the Venda squad against Bophuthatswana and Ciskei during the homeland states games. He also became captain of the U/21 Venda squad.
Tshigomana is a teacher by profession and currently the headmaster of Sobani High School at Madabani. He is currently the sports administrator of different organizations, the Soutpansberg West School sports secretary and the Soutpansberg school cluster football chairperson, the Vhembe west district football chairperson, Limpopo Schools football technical convener, the Makhado Football Association Technical Convener, Vhembe SAB MMK Stream E referees selector, chairperson of the Sinthumule/Kutama community Sport Development, Sinthumule/ Kutama SADTU sports convenor till 2018 (more than ten years) and coach of LTT Masters.
People he played with or against include Tshisamphiri Madima, Jomo Nethengwe, Nanana Masase, Ace Ramabulana, the late Mashamba Mabena and Samora Mashele. He said that success was not a miracle as "you need to work for it. In life you need to be humble and keep focussing not wasting time in those who don't believe in you. Don't listen to the silent voices, so that they don't distract you. Always aim high and do everything possible for your community while you still can".
His message during the lockdown is: “Discipline is key to our survival - let us think and honour men and women who are on the front, the health practitioners. Let us listen to our leadership, even if it means sacrificing anything for the future," he said.
Date:02 May 2020 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela
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.