The Village Voice
The newly formed Magona grannies team, buoyed by the new kit from the royal family aims high.
The Magona Vakhegulu last weekend went to Shigalo for the grannies tournament and came back victorious.
They played in two games, won one and drew the other.
The Magona Vakhegulu, as they area called beat Shigalo Stapura 2-0 and draw goalless against Shigalo Ndlhazini.
As a result they went home to celebrate today,
They were feted by royal Mutshutshu Nxumalo who is the son of the late Gazankulu Chief Minister SDW Nxumalo who was also a chief at Magona.
Nxumalo said he was appreciating and motivating them after their success at the tourney.
“Just like my father did, I am also prepared to bring back the culture of an active community. There used to be traditional dances and sporting activities in the area and I am prepared to assist you to bring back the happy days, “he said.
He also said he was going to assist them with development projects.
The coach of the team Minor Sithole praised the royal for assisting the team.
“We are lucky because we have a leader who does everything for us, paying for transport and also buying us the kit and soccer balls, “said Sithole.
Grannies ladies teams have mushroomed in the Collins Chabane Local Municipality and many are inspired by Nkowankowa’s Vakhegulu Vakhegulu formed by well-known philanthropist Beka Ntsanwisi.