Retired former goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo says he is following on the late Bafana Bafana keeper Senzo Meyiwa in taking kids out from drugs, alcohol abuse and crime.
Khuzwayo will be hosting his annual soccer tournament in Umlazi, KwaZulu Natal in December.
The dates and venue will be confirmed in due course.
Khuzwayo, who launched his tournament in 2017, says he is carrying on with the legacy laid by the likes of the late Meyiwa who used to have a similar event in Umlazi.
“As Brilliant due to the forced retirement I am obviously not going to leave the sports fraternity, so I am doing a tournament in December,” Khuzwayo told FARPost.co.za during his visit to our offices this week.
“As a footballer I would like to think football does so much for people, so kids are taken away from drugs and crime. I think the first person who did it and I am just following in his footsteps was Senzo Meyiwa because we come from the same hood,” he said.
“So, I am carrying on from where he left off. It’s going to run for two days so the reception has always been impressive because KZN people love football.
“Obviously I would appreciate the support (in terms of sponsors) because I cannot always take the money out of my pocket because as you know I am no longer employed.”
The tournament has discovered the likes of Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya (Kaizer Chiefs), as well as Andile Fikizolo, affectionately known as ‘Carrot’, who plays for Bloemfontein Celtic.