Manzomthombo’s victory

2018-08-02 06:00
The Manzomthombo Secondary School Netball Team with their coach, Frank Xaba.                PHOTO: SIMAMKELE MBANGA

The Manzomthombo Secondary School Netball Team with their coach, Frank Xaba. PHOTO: SIMAMKELE MBANGA

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The u.19 netball team at Manzomthombo Secondary School in Mfuleni has won and made it to the top four in the Top School’s Netball Tournament which took place last week Saturday in Boksburg, Gauteng.

The team made up of 10 learners (Inganathi Kalasha, Noluvo Ngaleka, Simamkele Kolobile, Nwabisa Desha, Bulelwa Madikane, Khanya Mabote, Zanele Malgas, Unathi Mdala and Snalo Mtshaza) will represent the Western Cape Province in the finals from the 8th to the 10th of August at Wits University­.

They have managed to maintain their winning reputation five times a row now.

Frank Xaba, the coach and educator at the school, couldn’t hide his pride and excitement. He said that he was overjoyed and couldn’t wait for the trip to Johannesburg.

“I’m so glad because now we get to enjoy the benefits of winning and being in the top four. Now we don’t have to worry about raising money for the trip, food and accommodation. All will be paid for,” he said.

Xaba said that it’s always a challenge when they have to attend these tournaments because they have to pay for everything out of their own pockets.

“I am extremely grateful to the staff of Manzomthombo and the parents who have always supported us,” he added.

The captain of the team, Sikhanyiso Mtshwepe, said that she is hopeful and has faith that they will win the championship.

“Our aim is to win and we are very excited, a bit nervous, but we believe in ourselves and we are confident we can win this,” she said.


Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.