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Local stars to train with Bidvest Wits Academy

Sport - Date: 27 July 2019

Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 2363


Two young soccer stars from Tshiozwi village will join the Bidvest Wits Development Academy in Johannesburg for trials, courtesy of Mamu Community Development.

Luvhengo Negota (16) and Tshililo Tshidada (16) were selected during Mamu's tournament when they were playing for Gwasda United FC. They grabbed the attention of soccer legend Jerry Sikhosana and Mamu's general secretary Mr Jafter Mamugudubi.

“These boys are talented, and we wanted to demonstrate our appreciation and acknowledgement of their talents, so we are sending them off for trials,” Mamugudubi said.

Luvhengo and Tshililo expressed their joy and gratitude to Mamu for providing the opportunity to them. “We will use all our focus, energy and skills to make sure that we are finally accepted to play for the academy and continue with our academic studies that side,” Tshililo said. “We love soccer and we are happy that Mamu is opening those doors for us.”

They will play at the academy from 29 July to 4 August this year.

Meanwhile, coach Vhutshilo “Gwasda” Nedzamba will also be receiving advanced coaching training with Bidvest Wits Development Academy. “I am still digesting the good news that I am going to learn more on soccer coaching,” Nedzamba said. “This shows that there are people who are appreciating the kind of work which I am doing. I really appreciate that I have been identified as a deserving coach.”

Nedzamba, Tshililo and Luvhengo are being sponsored by Hollywoodbets and Ukwakhana Electrical Services. The three are all leaving for Johannesburg on Sunday.


Coach Vhutshilo “Gwasda” Nedzamba.


Tshililo Tshidada.

Luvhengo Negota. 


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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