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Sport - Date: 07 September 2019
Written by: Kaizer Nengovhela / Viewed: 520
Sidza Engineering recently donated soccer kit to two elderly women’s soccer teams, Mudumpabe Old Age team and Lavhelesani Old Age during a ceremony at Tshifudi.
The gogos could not believe their eyes when they received the new kit and a soccer ball. Mr Lufuno Nedzamba of Sidza Engineering, the sponsor, said it had touched his heart when he learnt that the gogos were playing soccer without proper sports attire. He said the women were a true example of women’s empowerment, because they were proving that there was no longer a sporting code for a certain gender.
“You are keeping your bodies healthy and you must remember that a healthy body harbours a healthy mind. Let’s do away with the idea that elders are supposed to sit at home, doing nothing until sunset," he added. He encouraged the elderly to keep up their active lifestyles.
The captain of the Lavhelesani Old Age team, Ms Mpedziseni Mapholi, said they had established the team with the aim of helping the elders to relieve stress and keep them healthy.
Photographed during the presentation of the soccer kits are, from left to right, Khuliso Sihwili (sponsor), Remember Nemubvumoni, Rudzani Mashamba, Mphedziseni Mapholi and Lufuno Nedzamba (sponsor).
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.