Mpho Selowa fell through the cracks of racism in Cricket SA
Former South African under-17 and University Sports South Africa (USSA) cricketer Mpho Selowa has narrated how racism in Cricket South Africa has forced him to take up Uganda nationality.
The left handed batsman and wicket keeper who came through the development structures at Northerns Cricket Union (NCU) said the discriminatory system left him frustrated.
Selowa was spotted in Atteridgeville and received a scholarship to St Alban’s College, he played franchise cricket for the Titans, Dolphins, North-West and South Western District (SWD).
According to TimesLive, Selowa was was bitter with South African cricket.
“I was disgruntled and bitter at that time with South African cricket because of racism and discrimination that denied many black players equal opportunities.”
“I had a discussion with my parents and they gave me their blessings because they knew that I was tired of South African cricket and off I went to Uganda. I don’t regret taking that opportunity because of what was happening to black players.”
“The system spat me out most of the time when you question things, they take you out with the excuse that you are ill-disciplined and have poor attitude.”