Talented player divulges his basketball career path

A talented player, Mluleki Thandokuhle Kunene, who was born in Kwa-Thema (Tornado), shared his basketball career journey with Ekurhuleni News. He disclosed that he started his Basketball career at the age of 16, attending basketball camps that were hosted by Jama Mahlalela (who Is now an Assistant coach of The NBA Toronto Raptors) and other few guys from Toronto, in Canada. Thandokuhle expressed himself, saying, “In High School I was the vice-captain of the first team and in 2010 I was the captain of the Under 20 National team in…

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Ntokozo hosts an aerobics fitness challenge

On the 20th of March a fitness instructor Ntokozo Mwelase hosted an aerobics fitness challenge at Khululeka Street, in Windmill Park extension 9, the event started at 7:30 and everyone was prepared, excited and energetic. Fitness candidates coming as far as North West, Mpumalanga and Pretoria joined the fitness session.Ntokozo fell in love with aerobics in 2017 when he was only 31-years-old, he started hosting his own sessions last year in March, but he had to put everything on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, luckily he resumed in the…

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Hard work finally pays-off for a young player

A 19 year-old soccer player (Lindokuhle Siyabonga Dladla) from Kwa-Thema nicknamed as Mshini in the soccer field has been promoted to a soccer team (Sivutha FC) originating from Mpumalanga. The talented boy shared how he feels about the exciting move and his long term goals in his soccer career. Coach Mayoyo said, “It’s encouraging to see young soccer stars taking their soccer careers seriously, however lindokuhle is a patient and humble boy, he got his nickname Mshini on the soccer field because of what he does with the ball on…

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Ayoba-Yo hosts tournaments in Astroturf field

On Sundays Coach Innocent Mayoyo who is famously known as Ayoba-Yo usually hosts soccer tournaments at Astroturf field in Kwa-Thema. These eight aside tournaments consist of U-11 teams that are based in Ekurhuleni and outside the region.The Ayoba-Yo games are usually structured as top 8 tournaments that include U-11 teams from Delmas, Vosloorus, Duduza and Kwa-Thema, and other areas outside of the City of Ekurhuleni. Coach Mayoyo said: “I started this project last year, but because of COVID-19 and the rainy season I decided to put it on hold; however…

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Spirit community development nurtures talents

Ekurhuleni News visited Spirit community development at Kwa-Thema’s complex, the development prioritises a lot of sporting codes such as Netball, soccer, boxing and fitness training.The main objective of this project is to keep children away from the defiling activities in the streets and using drugs, they are not just nurturing children but they are also sending them to trials to showcase their talents. The NPO project was established in 2020 by Madoda, Siya and Paxton, they named the project Spirit. The project was on hold because of the Covid-19, but…

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Boot camp imparts fitness habits

A 23 year-old Lehlohonolo Nkali who is a founder of a boot camp in (Rakele Park) Wattville, is hosting morning and afternoon training sessions. Lehlohonolo wishes to have an opportunity to go and study to be a professional personal trainer.Before he established the boot camp, he used to train alone every morning and in the afternoon up until one of a boot camp members noticed him, then he asked to join. He then decided to invite more people after realising that being a personal trainer it’s a calling to him,…

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Bicycles change lives in Katlehong

A stylish customised bicycle inspires three youthful men to establish a bicycle restoration hub in Katlehong (ward 49) Phadima section.The ‘7 K STUNTS’ restoration and customisation centre which deals with mending bicycles has become a community elevating hub for most young people in Katlehong because most children bring their old bicycles to be revived in the workshop,they also see it as an intriguing zone for entertainment and sharpening their mechanical expertise, the centre also offers repairing, reconditioning, renewing and painting services for bicycles which were declared un-usable.The bicycle restoration hub…

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Vosloorus’ finest soccer-star

Vosloorus’ finest soccer-star Kagiso Thabiso ‘Kalawa Jazmee’ Senamela says ‘soccer saved his life’ By Matampane Raymond Mokwena One of Vosloorus’ finest soccer-star Kagiso Thabiso ‘Kalawa Jazmee’ Senamela states that soccer saved his life and to a large extent through his talent he wanted to change his family’s life.“If it wasn’t for soccer I could’ve been in prison or died a long time ago but because my passion for soccer seemed stronger than anything i opted to go for it from a young age when I was only thirteen (13) years…

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KFC goes 50/50

KFC goes 50/50 with Mzansi to celebrate 50 years in South Africa #LetsGo5050 Next year, KFC will celebrate 50 years of sharing its famous Original Recipe™ with Mzansi. Since 1971, the popular chicken brand has served up millions of meals around the country and has, over five decades, cemented itself as one of South Africa’s most loved brands. A brand that is not only known for its high-quality standards, but for also offering its customers delicious tasting meals at great prices – making it affordable for all South Africans to…

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A female coach striving for a league cup victory

A female coach believes her unique team containing sets of twins, has what it takes to clinch the top spot of the league cup taking place at the Vosloorus soccer stadium, helmed by Vosloorus Local football Association. The former Banyana Banyana player renowned among her fans as “Bhazooka” (Lydia Lindiwe Zwane) adamantly revealed that her team called “Bhazooka FC” has quality players that will cause havoc in the league.She explained, saying that, “My under 17 team has already showed that it’s capable of winning the league because it has already…

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