doeks – but to think they spend all their time in a rut of cooking, sewing and
tending vegetable gardens is a mistake.
Graskop in Mpumalanga.
Sundowns striker Surprise Moriri grew up and honed his soccer skills.
grannies – Vakhegula Vakhegula (grannies in Xitsonga) – from Nkowankowa near
Tzaneen is rubbing off on their peers elsewhere.
Progin Park in Lancaster, Massachusetts.
women – who are mostly in their 40s, 50s and 60s – play under the watchful eye
of their coach, Tumisho Mohlala (24).
and Apara FC, which are named after the local villages. The bigger plan,
however, is to establish more teams and a league.
of playing soccer during their meetings in societies in June.
to deal with stress.
tricks, skills and rules of the game.”
of the team and is doing physical exercise for the first time in her life.
Believe me, this initiative is now spreading like wildfire to other villages of
Matibidi, and very soon each village will have a team and we will have a
Cup encouraged us. We wish to play in Mbombela Stadium one day,” Selepe
people still do not believe what they see – that these women can make the time
to run after a soccer ball.
improving as their fitness levels are going up.
The problem now is that they do
not have the correct soccer attire and we need donations.”
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