Club V.O.C. United FC has taken it upon themselves to invest in the development of young footballers in the Gert Sibande Region of Mpumalanga when they visited Kwantombazana Grounds, in Phola Park, on Sunday, 11 November.
Coaching staff and players of V.O.C. United FC conducted soccer clinics that were attended by more than 100 children of Harmony Park, Phola Park and eThandukhukanya.
The Rich Boys, from Gert Sibande District, also spent quality time conducting soccer clinics as part of their club’s community outreach programme.
“We were happy with the way everything was being organised by the Mkhondo LFA,” said Mr Madonsela, manager of V.O.C. United FC.
Furthermore he stated that his club is busy with a promotional drive, where they are visiting rural areas within the Gert Sibande District, hoping to promote the sport of football. Local player, Mphumzeni Shandu, goalkeeper for V.O.C. United FC, is the main reason behind the club’s visit to Phola Park. Mr Madonsela stated that V.O.C.
United FC could have chosen to visit other rural places in Gert Sibande, but decided on Phola Park as one of their players is from the area. The radio station, V.O.C. FM also has a non-profitable organisation involving many community projects and are currently assisting schools within the region.
On behalf of V.O.C. FM, the club donated a football kit to help Mkhondo LFA in the development of their young players. Mr Ntokozo Simelane, of Mkhondo LFA received the football kit and informed the youngsters that they are planning a tournament over the Festive Season.
The players were in awe with this news and it was said that from 1 – 31 December, the tournament will take place in eThandukhukhanya. Mr Simelane thanked the club members of V.O.C. United FC for their generosity and the donation.
Mkhondo LFA is also thankful for the time and effort that was spent during the soccer clinics. Later on the same Sunday afternoon, V.O.C. United FC played an SAB League match against PR Barcelona FC at Milner Park Grounds, Mkhondo. The visitors comfortably won the match with 3-0.