Wild Cats lined up for SA show

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

CAR spin­ning out­fit, Wild Cats Drift­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, has been lined up to per­form at a three-coun­try show slated for July 30 at Thaba Nchu air­port in South Africa.

Wild Cats Drift­ing As­so­ci­a­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Bofihla Neko, this week told the Week­ender they will per­form along­side spin­ners from Botswana and South Africa. The show is set to fea­ture the likes of Ed­die Rasta, Gen­eral, Muzi, Alpina Boys, Sel­wyn, Stacey and Team Kyle among oth­ers.

He said the show would be the sec­ond time they per­formed in the neigh­bour­ing coun­try.

“We per­formed in a show held in Thaba Nchu ear­lier this year in which they had in­vited dif­fer­ent groups from Le­sotho,” said Neko.

“We be­lieve we out­per­formed the other as­so­ci­a­tions from the Moun­tain King­dom hence the in­vi­ta­tion for us to show­case what have to of­fer. This is be­cause, ir­re­spec­tive of the field, very event or­ga­nizer only books the best.”

Neko, who will also be an MC at the event, said while the event would not be a com­pe­ti­tion, his team was more than ready to prove their met­tle.

“We have been prac­tic­ing ev­ery week­end since we got booked for that show and also tried out new stunts,” he said.

“In most cases, peo­ple from South Africa look down on Ba­sotho, so our in­ten­tion is to prove that Le­sotho has got tal­ent worth writ­ing home about in Thaba Nchu.”

Neko said the 30-mem­ber Wild Cats were on a drive to pro­mote drift­ing in the coun­try by re­cruit­ing more peo­ple, es­pe­cially ladies.

“We don’t like the idea of al­ways fea­tur­ing for­eign spin­ners ev­ery time we have a show, so we are open to train­ing who­ever wants to learn. We would be more than de­lighted if ladies also came on board since there are no fe­male drifters in the coun­try,” he said.

“Drift­ing is not as ex­pen­sive as most peo­ple think. It’s a mat­ter of how a per­son is will­ing to in­vest in what makes him or her happy.”

The dare­devil mo­tor­sport orig­i­nated in South Africa’s town­ships in the early 1990s with the most pop­u­lar cars from the 1991 BMW 3-se­ries model range. The BMW 3-se­ries cars have since been named Gusheshe for the sound their en­gines make when they are revved.

Al­though the mo­tor­sport was syn­ony­mous with car theft and town­ship gang­ster­ism dur­ing the 1990’s, it has since gained main­stream ap­peal with peo­ple from all walks of life par­tic­i­pat­ing.

Wild Cats drift­ing As­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers.

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