AfriSam gives back to the community

2018-06-27 06:02
Netball team wearing their new netball shoes donated by AfriSam.PHOTO: supplied

Netball team wearing their new netball shoes donated by AfriSam.PHOTO: supplied

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THIS past Youth Day, June 16, Pietermaritzburg construction company AfriSam donated soccer boots and netball shoes to King Smanga Stars, a sporting organistation that caters for underprivileged youth of the Copesville community.

The King Smanga Stars was formed in 2017 by Thabiso Zulu with only 12 members.

To date they have grown to over 70 members, many of whom will be receiving the much-needed sporting apparel from AfriSam.

The young players of King Smanga Stars have defied all odds and formed a very successful soccer team, which has reached more than 11 finals in different tournaments in the area.

Soccer and netball teams are a great way to engage youth on positive activities in the local community.

Environmentally Sustainable Design professional at AfriSam’s Pietermaritzburg aggregate operation Senzi Mabaso said: “This initiative is significant to AfriSam because they understand the importance of developing the youth and the role that sports can play in this regard.

“We hope that, with this donation, these children will be adequately dressed to inspire great performance on the sport field and in class”, said Mabaso. Founder of King Smanga Stars Thabiso Zulu thanked AfriSam for their generous donation saying: “AfriSam’s generous contribution means a lot to our players.

“It will elevate the team to a higher level and empower these young people to focus on sports and the opportunities that can be created for them by excelling.

“We will finally be a complete team with soccer jerseys and boots ” said Zulu.

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