How Khodobi beat the odds to become national Under 12 netball champions
School with 4 teachers including principal is crowned netball champs
The Village Voice
Newly crowned National Schools Netball Under 12 champions Khodobi Primary school have really beaten the odds to become national champions at the competition that took place in Boksburg
The spokesperson of the team Thomas Maluleke said as much when he gave the interview to The Village Voice following the team’s historic success.
The school has just four teachers including the principal, Maluleke said.
He said the school was the smallest school in the Malamulele East Circuit but succeeded in being the best in the country.
“I think the success has to do with the dedication of the girls under the tutelage of the astute coach Titswalo Mabedlhe,” said Maluleke.
He added: “What is so remarkable is that they did not have special training time but did so during school break, “he said.
Maluleke also gave the school principal Levin Mashila a pat on the back for being supportive to the netball team.
“Generally even the community contributed to the success. They even wanted to be updated about the results during the tournament and warmly welcomed the team back, “he said.
He said they also received a positive reaction from the local Collins Chabane Local Municipality.
“Someone from the municipality has called to say the municipality appreciates the team’s success and would come to visit the school and motivate the girls because they put the municipality on the map netball wise, “he said.
The Limpopo lasses did not put their feet, or is it their hands? wrong but winning all their games at the tourney.
On the first day they played four games and won them all.
They beat Dagbreek 13-4; Laeveld 1-6, Hans Venter 14-5 and GHS 9-8.
On the second day, Khodobi beat Grootdenk 16-4, Saxon Sea 8-7, Umbausi 8-7, and Shapene 11-6.