Mr Victor Hlungwani (holding microphone in the middle) poses for a photo with some of the pupils from Marimane High School, holding plastic bags containing stationery. Photo supplied.
Several former football players and officials embarked on a roadshow earlier his month under the banner of Limpopo Sports Wise. According to the general manager of the programme, Mr Victor Hlungwani, the roadshow started two weeks ago en ended last Friday. Just like in previous years, the legends visited several schools in the Vhembe and Mopani districts.
Their first stop was at the New Era College at Xitlhelani village in the Malamulele area. The roadshow proceeded to the Marimane High School at Mbokota village outside Elim Hospital the following day. The legends had a rest on Wednesday because of the public holiday. They planned on visiting Abel Junior Secondary School in the Tzaneen area on Thursday. Their last stop was to be at the Ndengeza High School outside Giyani on Friday.
Some of the football legends and officials who are part of the programme include Tebogo Munyai (former captain of University of Pretoria FC), Justice Chabalala, Bruce Bvuma, Oscarine Masuluke, David Mathebula (TTM assistant coach), Ishmael Maluleke (former Dynamos striker), Morgan Shivambu (Black Leopards coach), December Ngobeni (former Platinum Stars striker), Tonic Chabalala (Orlando Pirates), Gladwin Shitolo (Orlando Pirates) and Jelly Chavane (PSL referee).
According to Mr Hlungwani, the legends shared the podium everywhere they stopped to deliver some lessons to the pupils. He said that some of the lessons they delivered covered topics such as drugs and alcohol abuse, bullying, HIV/Aids and teenage pregnancy, financial management and sports. Mr Hlungwani, who is a professional football referee, said that they had presented stationery to the pupils at all the schools they had visited.
Date:25 June 2021 - By: Frank Mavhungu
Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990. He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.