PSL stars re­visit NWU soc­cer roots

Afro Voice (Western Cape) - - Free State News - ELFAS TORERAI elfast@afro­tone.co.za

A NUM­BER of for­mer North West Uni­ver­sity’s (NWU) Soc­cer In­sti­tute play­ers who now ply their trade at var­i­ous top flight clubs in the coun­try were back for an alumni gath­er­ing in Mahikeng this week.

The Soc­cer In­sti­tute held a get­to­gether func­tion that saw nu­mer­ous play­ers, in­clud­ing five PSL stars, par­tic­i­pat­ing in two games of foot­ball and rem­i­nisc­ing about the good old days with the in­sti­tute.

Among the no­table alumni of the Soc­cer In­sti­tute who at­tended the event were PSL play­ers Thabo Mnya­mane of Su­perS­port United, Thabo Rakhale of Chippa United, Boalefa Pule of AmaZulu, Lu­vol­wethu Mpeta of Plat­inum Stars and Xolani Mlambo of Or­lando Pi­rates.

Af­ter play­ing the two foot­ball matches, one against the staff foot­ball club and the other against the cur­rent crop of Soc­cer In­sti­tute play­ers, the guests en­joyed a braai.

Soc­cer In­sti­tute di­rec­tor Vuy­ol­wethu Sambo, who is also a prod­uct of the in­sti­tute, said the an­nual get-to­gether en­ables alumni play­ers to share their ex­pe­ri­ences with the play­ers, as well as to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of the Soc­cer In­sti­tute over the years.

“Since the in­cep­tion of the Soc­cer In­sti­tute in 2007, we all have the re­spon­si­bil­ity and duty as for­mer play­ers in main­tain­ing the spirit and cul­ture of suc­cess,” Vuy­ol­wethu said.

“There­fore, we an­nu­ally in­vite all those who had the priv­i­lege to be part of the in­sti­tute, whether they pur­sued ca­reers in the cor­po­rate world or in foot­ball.

ALUMNI GATH­ER­ING: For­mer Soc­cer In­sti­tute play­ers bond with the present squad.

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