KHOROMBI KEEPS HIS GRANDFATHER’S NAME IN THE TREND…
Legacy may always remind us of death, but it is not about death. Being reminded of death is really a good thing, because death informs life. It gives us a viewpoint on what is important. In this month’s “Inspiring Youth” column, we are inspired by one spontaneous man who takes his grandfather’s legacy higher and contributing towards community development.
Khorombi Pilusa is a 26 year old from a village called Ramotshinyadi in the tropical heart of Bolobedu in Limpopo Province. He has recently launched a soccer tournament called “Makoti Annual Soccer Tournament” (MAST) together with his elders in honour of his late grandfather, Makoti Pilusa who was known for his magnificent deeds as a businessman, community builder and Politician. “I feel greatly honoured to be part of the tournament, not only because it honours my grandfather, but also because it brings back to life one of his greatest passions which was youth development through soccer”, he says.
With the tournament’s main purpose of building the legacy, the tournament takes place annually at the Ramotshinyadi soccer field. The legendary late Pilusa passed on years ago on the baton hoping that someone will take it up to continue the legacy of youth development. A legacy may take many forms; Children, grandchildren, a business, an ideal, a community and some piece of ourselves. Our legacy naturally intrigues us. “It is my vision together with others to ensure that it grows every year so that it can cover as many villages as possible to give the youth a platform for showcasing their skills”, he says. He also adds that, there are many young talented individuals in their villages who just need to be given a platform to showcase their skills.
The tournament aims to divulge the hidden talents/skills that the youth have. The 26 year old has a very strong passion for making sure that the tournament grows every year. “We have to use the tournament to spread the message that young talented individuals in our villages can reach greater heights, and that the sky is not the limit for them”, he says.
His grandfather being a business man, Khorombi and family continues to their beloved with greater running of businesses. A business legacy is not as simple as astutely planning. It is with great excellence to see young individuals like Khorombi honouring their elders through aspects that contribute towards community development. At his age, Khorombi should be one of the players participating in the tournament, but instead he is organising the biggest and most vibrant soccer event in Limpopo. The next tournament will take place again this year December.