Where Local Talents Unite for Global Development, the governance should provide talent programmes to young, talented civil servants through local governments in developing in transitional countries.
At the local level, these talents are able and committed to make a real difference for their communities. They need a serious support to realise their ambitions. Do you recognise the importance of good local governance for development? Do you see the need for supporting the capacities of young talents at the local level? With the government involvement this can help the youth realise their ambitions and support good governance worldwide.
Tournaments for sports should be hosted regularly in Madibeng to boost the morale of the youth and encourage them to participate in sports. The aim will be to foster social cohesion and identify talent.The tournaments will also provide a platform for future soccer or netball stars to showcase their talent. It will also give a platform for scouters to identify players in their respective age groups and genders who need further assistance and development. The most aim of the tournaments is also to identify players for the local league affiliation. This will contribute in the achievement and strengthen the focus on youth development and empowerment. The tournaments has empowered learners, the stakeholders as well as the team’s officials. These youngsters also got exposure. Players competing at the highest level with the best talent that South Africa can offer. The tournaments will not only beneficial to the youth of Madibeng but also the entire North West Province. The success of this tournaments will clearly indicate that all the participants had a goal and a purpose. It shows in the way they play. In the next year’s tournaments, all teams should have players from various backgrounds, regardless of their skin colour. Local football in Madibeng is still a major challenge to most of our youth in the area with shortage of resources and improper development structures. In the past tournaments such as the Brits Auto Body soccer and netball tournaments were conducted.
Among those attending the launch were sponsors from Brits Auto Body and Toyota, Local Football Association (LFA) representatives, team owners, team coaches, players from different clubs and supporters. The day was glorified with prayer when Rev. Mphatsoe was honoured to open the proceedings with a wonderful sermon and a word of thanks. The Mistress of Ceremony (MC) Ms. Kgomotso Mokwana regarded it as one of the best events that have taken place in Maboloka.
Ward 6 Clr. Phetlhe wished all the boys and the teams a peaceful tournament and encouraged the youth to participate in sports in order to keep busy and away from illegal activities. “Maboloka is blessed with talented individuals and such tournaments will bring glory in our area,” he said. Future Stars (FC) CEO, Mr. Lehlohonolo Lebitso was given an opportunity to render a profile about the league. “First of all, I would like to applaud the two gentlemen who formed Maboloka league, Mr. Mfazwe and the late Mr. Motsapi, may his soul rest in peace,” he said.
“They had formed this league to reduce drug and alcohol abuse in the area. The main purpose was to develop the youth of Maboloka. We want to see players from Maboloka playing professional football with professional players,” he added. “We want them to be recognised, be educated and have proper qualifications,” said CEO Lebitso. LFA representative, Mr. Thaele gave a briefing about how the league unfolded. “We are very much delighted to host such a tournament for the fourth time now,” he said. “We have one tournament that has been played in ward 6 and the Youth Stars FC were the champions. Another tournament was played in Lephotho and Maboloka United was crowned. Brits Auto Body, Young Stars FC came, first and now we are honoured to host another tournament,” he stated.
“Who will be crowned the champions this time? Before this tournament, we have played a league tournament whereby the season commenced on the year 2011. Our biggest achievement so far is that the boys played the first season and Brazil won,” he added. “Again, Brazil won the second season as well and played on a promotional league. Maboloka United won the third season and are now playing at Castle league. In the fourth season we had Edward Young Stars winning,” said Mr. Thaele. The competition co-ordinator, Mr. Mfazwe emphasised that the Brits Auto Body Football Tournament will be a success and that the supporters must come in their numbers to support their teams. “We are proud to say we have a team such as Maboloka United who is our inspiration,” he said. “This is the beginning of a new era where we feel that Maboloka will also be recognised for better things like any other communities in Madibeng. We want to see players playing at a higher level with professional players, we will stop developing until we see our vision unfolded.” “This event wouldn’t be a success if it wasn’t of the precious sponsors from Brits Auto Body and Toyota, and everybody else who contributed. Supporters are advised to behave during the games and they must also respect the decisions made by the referees. In that case I say let the ball roll,” concluded Mr. Mfazwe.