Softball club needs your help

2015-11-12 06:00
 Khayelitsha Super Stars softball club coach Anathi Fani and team manager Anele Mcetywa with their under- 10 team after playing a game at Turfot Stadium on Saturday.   From left : Mihle Mngxuma Mile , Siviwe May, Lubabalo Valela, Aviwe May, Mivuyo Ko

Khayelitsha Super Stars softball club coach Anathi Fani and team manager Anele Mcetywa with their under- 10 team after playing a game at Turfot Stadium on Saturday. From left : Mihle Mngxuma Mile , Siviwe May, Lubabalo Valela, Aviwe May, Mivuyo Ko

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The story of Khayelitsha Super Stars Softball can easily bring tears to the eyes of a hardened man like this humble son of the Motsamai.

Formed earlier this year by Anele Mcetywa who made himself a name in this game whilst playing in Umthatha. This club is really struggling but with passionate players and managers it is bouncing on the field and producing results. Mcetywa an awesome pitcher once made the pick for the U-19 national team.

“When I came to Cape Town I played for St Martins a team from Bishop Lavis and in 2012 I helped start the Makhaza-based Khayelitsha Eagles,” he said.

With a vision of expanding the game in the townships, Mcetywa set his focus in four primary schools namely: Luleka, Siphiwo, Nkazimlo and St Michaels where he started a second team from scratch.

Todate the club has about 75 players and with the season still fresh, Mcetywa is very hopefully that they will produce better results when it unfolds.

“Our senior team and the under-10s remain unbeaten in four league games,” he said.

The club would not be where it is if Gloria Nolitha Majambe was not there at “that hour of need”.

A single parent and a teacher at Luleka Primary, she has taken it upon herself to “mother” the team.

“When I saw their passion I had no choice but to help them do what they enjoy,” she said.

This means Ms Majambe must fork out money for her purse at times.

“I buy them extra food because when we play we spend the whole day at the stadium, Most of these children come from families with lesser means but we can’t give up on them,” she said.

To help the club call 0788130116 /073 580 9785 or email: gnmajambe@yahoo.com

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