Cape trio plays for Swedish Masters

2019-11-19 06:00
Thuto Makolomakoe, Terence White and Moses Molaba.

Thuto Makolomakoe, Terence White and Moses Molaba.

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The relationship between Khayelitsha Eagles Softball Club and the Swedish Softball Association took another positive turn recently.

Moses Molaba, Thuto Makolomakoe and Terence White were guest players for Sweden in the European Masters Softball Cup played in Barcelona, Spain. They were invited by their local Swedish player, Karl Heljm, who plays for Eagles as part of an agreement between the two organisations.

The men’s edition of this tournament consisted of eight teams from six different countries. For the round-robin phase, the teams played in two groups.

Denmark All Stars and Magos Tenerife remained undefeated in their group, thus securing the first two spots in the winners’ group. Runners up, with both one loss and two wins, were the Israel Stars and Capitalinos Gran Canaria.

Magos Tenerife remained the only undefeated team throughout the event and deserved the title.

“The experience of playing in this event was great,” said Molaba who has vast experience in the international softball scene.

Molaba had a superb tournament ending 4th in the batting with an average of 500 and 5th in the pitching striking out 34 batters in the process.

The 41-year-old former South African international has played at one Junior World Championship, three senior World Championships, one Commonwealth Games and has toured overseas on 11 different occasions.

Molaba is renowned for his winning run in the 2000 World Series in East London. But now, even as his energy has shifted mostly to coaching, Molaba could be set to add another golden moment.

“By accepting the invitation, we will continue to strengthen the relationship between Khayelitsha Eagles and the Sweden Softball Federation,” he said.

Locally, Molaba coaches the Eagles Men side and the Falcons Women’s Super League team.

Eagles and the Swedish intend to continue this relationship going into the future.

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