Local footballers have been given time off by their respective clubs to spend Christmas with their families and Swallows midfielder Sammy Seabi has decided to make use of the time to help within his community.
Seabi has spent today (Christmas Day) and Thursday donating food parcels at his home village of Ga-Mamabolo and surrounding areas in Limpopo.
The 26-year-old, through his Sammy Seabi Foundation, has been handing out food parcels to the needy since the beginning of the lockdown in March.
This time around Seabi has partnered with Ranyaka Community investment managers funded by Nedbank through the proud of my town initiative, joined by his two brothers David and Riffat Seabi, to ensure that over 50 families in his area have food for the festive season.
“We have been donating Christmas food since yesterday. Doing this has always been something in my heart and I have always wanted to do something for my community,” Seabi told FARPost.
“To try and help where I can because I know what struggle is like, I have been there myself. So I have just been trying to help where I can, although you can’t help everyone but where I can we did help and we are still going to continue to help,” he said.
Meanwhile, Seabi has also confirmed that the annual Sammy Seabi Soccer Tournament has been moved to next year due to the covid-19 pandemic.
“It was not an easy decision but we were forced to cancel the tournament because we are facing a very tragic time in the whole world and therefore we are trying as much as we can to protect our people. So we are forced to cancel the tournament for this year, then next year we are going to come back if things come down a bit,” explained Seabi.
He is currently on a season-long loan at Swallows from Mamelodi Sundowns.
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By Ofhani Munyai