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“King” on trial with Chiefs

Sport - Date: 20 March 2017

Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 2241


A young star in local soccer circles, Tshifhiwa “King Mayor” Maligudu, is an excited young man after Mamu Community Development secured him an opportunity to undergo a screening for eligibility to join Kaizer Chiefs' development team.

The 14-year-old Grade 9 pupil at Maneledzi Secondary School will spend at least two weeks with Kaizer Chiefs' trials section in Gauteng. “I had no proper words to express my excitement when I received the good news,” he said. “I will do my best to make sure that I qualify to be part of the Kaizer Chiefs development team.”

Maligudu developed his soccer skills when he was playing under Mabaleng Development and then joined Tshiozwi Dynamos (reserve). He drew the attention of Mamu Community Development's management, who then exposed his talent to soccer legend Jerry Sikhosana. “Sikhosana played a big role in making sure that the young boy's talent got the kind of attention it so deserved in the Kaizer Chiefs development agency,” said the general secretary of Mamu Community Development, Mr Jafter Mamugudubi. “So, it is up to this young man to ensure his admission in the development team's school. We wish him all the best.”

Maligudu's guardian, Ms Humbulani Maligudu, said that they were proud of him and prayed that he would get good results. “We can't wait to receive good news in two weeks' time.”

The young player’s story is not the first good story from the house of Mamu Community Development. The organisation sent young soccer player Andries Masingi (19) last week to join the Thuso Phala Foundation, where his soccer talent will be nurtured.

Maligudu’s trip is sponsored by KFC and Hollywoodbets. 


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The general secretary of Mamu Community Development, Mr Jafter Mamugudubi (right) and guardian Ms Humbulani Maligudu (left), photographed with Tshifhiwa “King Mayor” Maligudu.



Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.


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