Cape Town City’s players and staff on Thursday handed over clothing and other essentials for the victims of the natural disasters that hit KwaZulu-Natal and Mozambique earlier this year.

City teamed up with the Gift of the Givers – Africa’s largest disaster relief NGO – to make the donation possible.

The club’s media spokesperson Vusi Ntimane says the club, which has a number of players who are originally from KZN, and also have Mozambican international Edmilson Dove, took it upon themselves to make this effort.

Ntimane says that they hope this gesture can make a small difference in some of the lives that were rocked by Cyclone Idai and the KZN floods.

Ntimane hopes that others will follow suit. He says there are many Gift of the Givers depots around the country where donations can be deposited.

The Mozambican international, Dove is incredibly grateful for the gesture from his club, and hopes it can make a difference.

Dove says football has always brought people together, adding that gestures like these make the City family environment even stronger. – Report by Rob Delport