Parent makes a difference to junior soccer teams

2017-11-15 06:01
Team manager Mthetho Mtheza Dekeda, head coach Thobela Dekeda, assistant coach Lerato Robo, Siphokazi Maqwili (parent) and Nosisana Solomon with the Young Romans u/13 and u/15 teams who are showing off their new equipment.                                                         Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

Team manager Mthetho Mtheza Dekeda, head coach Thobela Dekeda, assistant coach Lerato Robo, Siphokazi Maqwili (parent) and Nosisana Solomon with the Young Romans u/13 and u/15 teams who are showing off their new equipment. Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

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YOUNG Romans FC had reason to celebrate last Wednesday when a parent made a donation to their u/13 and u/15 teams.

The donation came in the form of two kits, six balls, two stopwatches and two whistles for the junior teams of the Motherwell NU 1-based club.

According to Romans’ head coach Thobela Dekeda, the parent, Noncedo Klaas, who is a qualified nurse rendering her services in Saudi Arabia, decided to buy the kit for their junior teams because she saw that they wore senior team kits when they were playing the games.

Dekeda said that Klaas has made a huge difference to their junior teams that have been struggling for quite a long time.

“Klaas, who played in Real Strikers FC Ladies team in the Safa Halala Cup, has rescued our club tremendously.

“We have no financial means to purchase kits for our teams, but Klaas was touched when she noticed our juniors had no playing kit at all.

“Her two sons and two nephews play in our u/13 and u/15 teams.

“Our junior teams are highly motivated by this donation.

“The spirit in our teams is very high. In 2009 one parent also came aboard by securing a sponsorship from his employer for the senior team.

“We urge some parents of the players to reveal our situation to their employers so that our club could be taken to another level,” said Dekeda.

Dekeda thanked Klaas for making a huge difference to their club.

“Klaas has changed our players’ lives. She has made huge difference to the less fortunate club. I want to thank Klaas because she has played a big role in fighting crime through sport.

“We would like to assure Klaas that we will sustain the kits and the equipment that she had bought for us,” concluded Dekeda.

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