Thabo hopes to emulate Pelé

2016-03-23 06:00
THABO TITUS RAMATSA

THABO TITUS RAMATSA

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BUDDING footballer Thabo Titus Ramatsa (15) has been chosen as the first SuperSport Let’s Play Sports Star of the month for Express Mangaung 2016.

He’s the prize recipient for February and was selected for his impressive performance in football.

The Dr Viljoen High School learner’s dream is to display his talent at higher level and hopes to be the next Pelé, the only player to have won three World Cup winners’ medals and who is the all-time leading goalscorer for Brazil with 77 goals in 91 games.

Ramatsa currently plays for the Dr Viljoen High School u. 16 soccer team and has been awarded best player of the match diplomas on various occasions. He also plays for the Benjamin Reed Soccer Academy in Mangaung, Bloemfontein.

The academy is managed by a retired Bloemfontein Celtic and Kaizer Chiefs player. Ramatsa’s natural position is right wing and right back. He is also the ball boy for local Premiership giants, Bloemfontein Celtic.

Ramatsa’s motto is: “Love and peace”.

Send your SuperSport Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month nomination for March for school learners between the ages of 6 and 18 today (nominations received before the 20th of each month will be included in that month’s selection). You can email your nomination to supersport@zpr.co.za or fax to 086-552-4922.

More on the Let’s Play initiative:

SuperSport over time has evolved as the quintessential sports authority. With such strong sporting influence within the South African market, SuperSport has been perfectly poised to harness this power and rally the public and corporates to truly make a difference in society.

SuperSport identified that there were huge issues severely inhibiting the development of children through skills learned by playing, physical education and sport – all of which are imperative for the holistic development of young people.

It was from this insight that Let’s Play was born in November 2005 with the aim of elevating awareness of our social situation and to introduce and encourage play, activity and sport in schools. For more information, please contact Lynne Landman or Juanré Viviers at Z PR on 051-522-9574.

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