Kumamoto Volters Center Tshilidzi Nephawe had a meet and greet session with Limpopo MEC for Sport Arts and Culture Thandi Moraka on Monday at the Olympic Towers in Polokwane.
The Japanese Basketball league is in recess and Naphawe saw this as an opportunity to connect with provincial leadership.
Among some of the things said at the meeting was the department roping Naphawe in to assist in youth development of basketball in Limpopo.
Nephawe also spent some time with basketball playing learners from neighbouring schools at the Nirvana basketball courts.
He says investing in young people is something close to his heart.
In Nirvana, Nephawe also had question and answer sessions with the learners. He says it is important for him to connect with young people especially in his home province.
The 30 year old adds that the biggest challenge he sees that is hindering the progress of the game at home is lack of infrastructure especially in rural areas.
Meanwhile MEC Moraka says it was a great pleasure to meet Big Chill as Naphawe is affectionately known.
Moraka says her office is looking forward to working with Nephawe and young people.
– Report by Lethabo Kganyago