Moreover, the football clinics promoted the notion of honouring the youth’s talent and abilities, aside from academic prowess.
The interactive coaching clinics provided in-depth knowledge about a wide range of key psychological skills and strategies such as effective leadership, working with constituents (teammates and the technical team), as well as improving team performance through communication. Furthermore, the football clinics provided practical strategies to improve performance and build confidence. Inspiring the Next Generation of Star Athletes – Teboho Mokoena's Football Clinic in Bloemfontein, Free StateTo motivate young aspiring football players, PSL (Premier Soccer League) player of the season Teboho Mokoena hosted a coaching clinic in Bloemfontein, Free State. Envisioned by the Teboho Mokoena Foundation, the initiative was aimed at encouraging discipline and hope through football. Aimed at inspiring the youth, Masandawa star player Grant Kekana, as well as former skipper, Hlompho Kekana were part of the dignitaries who attended the event.
The Masandawana player shared that his coaching clinic was aimed at educating attendees about the basics of football. Maema emphasised the importance of nurturing young players from the grassroots as Billy was scouted by Bloemfontein Celtic at the Ba2cada games. Furthermore, the prolific player shared his desire to prepare aspiring players for a professional career in topflight domestic football.
Aimed at uplifting the youth, the awe-inspiring clinic catered to Under 13 and Under 15 aspiring footballers. Speaking about the football clinic's objective, Mvala emphasised the importance of giving hope to aspiring football players from disadvantaged backgrounds. "I want young people from small townships to keep dreaming and have hope that through hard work, their dreams can become reality," expressed Mvala.
The skilful defender shared that conducting the football clinic reminded him of his childhood. Mvala stated that Mamelodi Sundowns visited his hometown when he was younger and it was an unforgettable experience. "I know that the young players who attended the clinic will always cherish this moment because I have been in their shoes. The presence of a big brand such as Mamelodi Sundowns at the football clinic is a huge motivation for the youngsters," stated Mvala. "You can become whatever you want, no matter what your background is." - Siya Kolisi By conducting these football clinics, Masandawa's star athletes embodied the spirit of Ubuntu. We appreciate and thank the players for allowing the club to be part of their initiatives aimed at developing their hometown communities and uplifting the next generation of football stars and leaders.
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