Sports star helps team to win trophy

2018-10-31 06:01
Malefu Khene

Malefu Khene

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Talented basketball player Malefu Khene has been selected as October’s winner of the Express Let’s Play Sport Star of the Month.

Malefu is a Gr. 10 learner at the Lereko Secondary School in Bloemfontein.

With great potential to succeed in basketball, Malefu did exceptional, both in provincial and national tournaments in which she represented her school and the Free State team.

She was part of Lereko’s team that won the Val Fowler Basketball Tournament in August in Pietermaritzburg.

This was the team of Lereko’s first ever win of the competition since participation four years ago.

The agile goal-scorer helped her school’s team to win gold.

Her stunning performance saw her duly rewarded with the most valuable player of the tournament accolade.

She netted important goals to help her school’s team to win the trophy of the 27th edition of the Val Fowler Basketball Tournament.

The event featured teams from the Xhariep, Motheo, Fezile Dabi, Lejwe­leputswa and Thabo Mofutsanyana Districts.

This pint-sized player is currently the club’s top scorer in the Motheo League for seniors and in the league that feature tertiary institutions in the Free State.

In September she was included in the Free State basketball girls team to compete at this year’s national tournament in Cape Town from 10 to 14 December.

Malefu is the last monthly winner for the Let’s Play Sport Star of the Month of Express for 2018.

The overall winner will be crowned at a private function in Bloemfontein in mid-November.

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 to 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.

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