Amakhosi AC says thank you

2016-04-12 06:00
Build It employees (from left) Owen Odiar, Keith Young, Londi Mkhize, Nomfundo Sithole and Amakhosi AC coach Sphiwe Mjwara with some of the sponsored kit. Photo: nosipho mkhize

Build It employees (from left) Owen Odiar, Keith Young, Londi Mkhize, Nomfundo Sithole and Amakhosi AC coach Sphiwe Mjwara with some of the sponsored kit. Photo: nosipho mkhize

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SPHIWE Mjwara from KwaDabeka says he is motivated by his athletes, who train under his club Amakhosi Athletic Club, as he gets ready for two major marathons - JG Zuma and the Comrades Marathon.
Ever since Build it in Pinetown began sponsoring the club, the athletes have been encouraged and are winning many races.
“Build it has been so generous. It is giving us another kit for the athletes and is assisting us with transport. Most of these athletes come from disadvantaged families, however, that does not stop them from doing what they love.

“The athletes are motivated and are winning their races. This motivates other athletes in the club so I am more than happy and I thank Build It for their generosity.”
Build It staff member Keith Young said: “It’s a great pleasure for Build It to help Amakhosi AC. It’s good to know that we are making a difference in the community by lifting their spirits.”

Sphiwe continued to say: “I registered my club and named it Amakhosi Athletics Club. When I started I only trained high school pupils - there were 25 - now the community is involved and there are adults training with me ranging from the age of 30. The oldest person is over 60.”

Sphiwe said that most of the children are orphans and he tries to assist them with most of their needs.

“Most of their parents have died however, I help them, but sometimes it’s difficult for me.

“I want to see them being the best athletes in KZN. Most of them are interested in track and field, which is sprinting. Every year we get involved in big competitions like the youth run that takes place every year before the Comrades Marathon. Our women and girls enter the Spar Ladies Fun Run.”

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