NTUZUMA TOWNSHIP EXECUTES JUNIOR CRICKET
By: S’nenhlanhla Mnqayi
Cricket development in the townships is at its peak as the children in different communities
are engaging more in this sport.
In the area of Ntuzuma, sport is taken seriously to the extent that almost every youngster in this community plays a certain sport. Zamani Mfusi, cricket development coach in the
Ntuzuma Township, said that the love and passion he has for the game and children is what encouraged him to initiate cricket development in the area.
“I want to make them better people, because here in the townships people smoke drugs and drink alcohol. It is better for the youngsters to be here with me playing cricket and cricket is
a very discipline sport,” he said.
Involving the boys at a young stage is expected to mould them into becoming good cricketers. Mfusi detests lack of transformation in the game.
“It’s slowly getting there but it is not enough. White people are still dominating in this sport.
There is still a lot of work to be done in reaching the fullest accomplishment of cricket transformation,” Mfusi admitted.
The boys are happy to be part of this sport and they have big dreams of representing South Africa in world stage.
Njabulo Buthelezi (10) said, “I admire cricket because it is a nice sport and I wish to play for the Proteas one day.”
The community is giving the cricket teams their full co-operation and support.
Parents on the other side are very proud of their children.
Philisiwe Nkomo, a parent said, “Cricket has indeed played a role in my son’s life.
I’m also very grateful to the coach for showing our children the right path to sportsmanshi.”