“We grew up having role Models like President Cyril Ramaphosa so we want learners to have role models like myself.”
Those were words from SA Member of Parliament Boy Mamabolo after hosting a successful High Schools Soccer Tournament in his home Township of Seshego on Sunday.
Mamabolo through his Boy Mamabolo Foundation hosted the inaugural football extravaganza involving 10 high schools from the Capricorn District in Limpopo.
The Tournament was attended by amongst others the MEC for Education in Limpopo Polly Boshielo, Capricorn District Mayor John Mpe, Polokwane City Mayor Thembi Nkadimeng, Netball SA President Cecilia Molokwane, SAFA Vice-President Ria Ledwaba and former Orlando Pirates defender Gerald Raphahlela.
“Well, the Tournament was a success all the schools managed to come as planned as you know the purpose of the tournament is to fight crime, gangsterism at schools as well as substance abuse and gender based violence,” Mamabolo told FARPost.co.za in an exclusive interview.
“We did not expect this number of course but it grew a lot. I actually expected about 200 people but we had thousands of them meaning that the message was spread across and we will be having another edition of primary schools in August as well as the Netball edition because we want to bring back school sports,” said Mamabolo.
“We grew up playing soccer that is the reason we are where we are today because we did not have time to engage in drugs or to smoke Nyaope or any other substance,” he said.
Mamabolo’s former high School Mohlakeneng High School were the eventual winners of the Touranment and pocketed R 15 000.
By Ofhani Munyai