The concept of Ubuntu dictates that umuntu ngumutu ngabantu. Motho ke motho ka batho. This concept subscribes to the processualism of ubuntu. In the African…
Wetsi Morake a celebrated former world champion in the game of Cues, (Pool and Snooker) established the Ndofaya League back in 2018. Setting up the formal structure the Pool League is set to be launched in April and will cater for teams and players in and around Meadowlands. Locations such as Braamfischer who currently have a team at Tsalanang as well as Mmesi Park Teams and the Meadowlands zone 10 team that plays at the hall.
According to Wetsi this is a legacy project that requires a lot of hands with much patience and foresight to make it happen. The formal permutations of involving the departments of Sports Arts and culture require that teams get registered for participation in the structures, therefore registration forms have been made available for teams to join in. In addition to that, the local formal league makes it convenient for players travelling to league games within the same vicinity. Wetsi and his team believe that areas such as Dube, Phefeni, Dobsonville, etc, for example make workable sub-structures with realistic venues to house league and tournament games that will potentially grow the sport.
Furthermore, these organised structures place teams in a better for development initiatives that will in turn be eligible for funding. The champ also mentioned that the league is also open to other possibilities of involving schools and creating school leagues and tournaments, developing the game at grass roots level that will produce competitive teams. Pool tables will be made available in that regard.
Having vast experience in the administration of the sport, he solemnly urges the team leaders and coaches to actively participate by being pro-active in promoting and representing the game in avenues such as diverse media and otherwise. More players and rookies show keen interest when they see a display of lively vibrant venues and sprawling colourful tournaments.
Jerry Sokhupe Soweto Sunrise News