My father has passion for sports and education for the youth, says son Mutshutshu Nxumalo
The Village Voice
The legacy of Hosi Magona, real names Samuel Dickinson Wilkinson Nxumalo, who was the leader of the head of the Gidjana Traditional Council and the last Chief Minister of the former Gazankulu homeland seems to be continuing.
He died in March 2015 after having been an MP in Cape Town under the ANC ticket.
His eldest son Mutshutshu Nxumalo has spoken of his late father’s love for young people and their personal development.
“My father had passion for soccer and also for being young people to be educated, “said Nxumalo.
He said this on the sidelines of the Chief Magona Soccer Tournament which was held at Magona last weekend.
The tournament featured four teams, namely, Magona United, Nghomunghomu FC, Mashobye Fc and Tonic Chavalala Foundation.
Nxumalo said the tournament was to further his late father’s legacy.
“My late father has a similar type of competition that was won by Mashobye 15 years ago and we are reviving his dreams, “he said.
He added: “We have partnered with the Tonic Chabalala Foundation who are the organisers of the tournament. The objective of the tournament is to move the youth towards sports and while busying themselves they will be away from the street where they would be tempted to dabble in drugs and alcohol.”
He added that the youth would also be afforded the chance to scout for opportunities as they would hook up with many people who would be drawn to the tournament.
He said although they managed to give all the teams’ kits and medals, he appealed to the government through the municipalities or departments to come on board.
The government should come on board to ensure we give better prices and we get more media coverage.
Former Pirates captain Tonic Chabalala whose foundation organized the tournament said the tournament was a huge success.
“It is going to be an annual affair and it is good for the youth in the community, “said Chabalala.
Magona FC was the winners after beating Mashobye FC 4-3 on penalties after the two teams were locked in a goalless draw after full time.
Murimisi Nkuna from Magona, with two goals became the leading goal scorer of the tournament, Brain Chauke goalkeeper of the tournament while Outin Sithole became player of the tournament.
Hleketo Baloyi from Tonic Foundation also became Young Player of the tournament.
Hosi Magona passed on in March 2015.