Mzayiya appeals for funds to go to Asia

2019-10-31 06:00
Lakheni Mzayiya needs funds to participate in a tournament in Asia.

Lakheni Mzayiya needs funds to participate in a tournament in Asia.

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The family and football manager of Lakheni Mzayiya from Site C are appealing to the community and business people to assist him to be able to go and participate in a schools tournament that will be held in Asia at the end of the year.

Mzayiya, who is playing u.12, was selected by his school, Prestige Primary School in Sea Point, to represent the province at Kuala Lumpur.

The total amount that is needed for the trip is R31 500. Among the things that the money is going to cover is a flight ticket, travelling insurance, tournament fee, accommodation (including breakfast, lunch and dinner) and tracksuits.

Mzayiya’s local manager Akhona Metele for Site C United explained that the trip has nothing to do with his club but he is assisting the family to raise funds.

“When I saw a letter with the amount of money for Lakheni I was so touched because I knew his mother won’t have it. As a parent and team manager I know how important the trip is to the player,” said Metele. He said the tournament can open doors for Mzayiya to play in Europe.

“It is every players dream to play abroad at an early age. And for him playing in Europe can change his family’s background,” he stated.

Mzayiya’s mother Zanele said her son is passionate about soccer. She urged anyone who can assist to come forward.

“It doesn’t have to be a cash. It can be voucher or be paid straight into the school’s account,” said Zanele.

The 33-year-old unemployed mother said she prays all the time for her son to get the money and go to Asia.

“When I first saw the letter I told Lakheni that I won’t have such an amount of money and he won’t be able to go. I noticed that he was disappointed. I informed his team manager and he was the one who came with a plan to contact the media and appealed for help,” she said.

Matele described the journey as it will take two weeks. “They will leave here on 29 November and come back on 13 December,” said Metele. Anyone wants to contribute can call Metele on 073 427 2004.

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