Mama Beka visited M’tititi Plange grannies to motivate them
The Village Voice Reporter
Well known community builder and philanthropist Beka Ntsanwisi has told the M’tititi Plange Vakhegulu Vakhegulu team to love one another.
Going to the village under Hosi M’tititi accompanied by local man former Dynamos player Richard Mathebula, Ntsanwisi talked frank to the members of the local grannies team about what they must do to have a successful team.
She said as grannies, they must not be motivated by money but the desire to attain wellness.
She said as members of one team, they needed to love one another and this will make their team successful.
She said she was happy to visit the area of M’tititi and hoped that come the next grannies world cup hopefully next March, she would bring some games to M’tititi.
“To show that I am serious about our relationship, I am proposing that we have a match between you and my team in Nkowankowa,”she said amidst acclaim.
It was agreed that the M’tititi ladies would visit Nkowankowa in a few weeks’ time.
She was accompanied by her lieutenant Julia Mudzanani from Xikundu RDP settlement that is very popular with the leadership of the team at M’tititi.
Mudzanani said Mama Beka’s influence in Vhembe is huge.
“Flowing from her concept of Vakhegulu Vakhegulu, so many teams have mushroomed and we presently have 195 grannies teams in Vhembe, “she said.
Hosi M’tititi said he was happy Mama Beka has visited his area.
“This means a lot for us as the community and as you are a well-known figure in the country, M’tititi will never be the same, “he said.
He urged the local team to follow the instructions of their caches in order to make M’tititi proud.
The local team’s coach Phineas Bilankulu said since the grannies team was formed at M’tititi many grannies ‘health has improved.
He asked five grannies to stand up and told Mama Beka that they could not walk because of various ailments but since they became soccer players, their health conditions have improved drastically.
One of the founders of the team granny Chavalala said the response has been huge in the community.
“We have presently 127 grannies playing soccer in the village and being part of the team, “she said.
Mrs Josephine Nyambi one of the leaders in the team called for support for the team.
She also urged mama Beka to “also look at us.”