Limpopo’s produced super athletes such as two-times Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya and Bafana right back Ramahlwe Mphahlele.
More is being invested in sport facilities for young people in the province. A multi-purpose sports centre was unveiled at Makgefola Primary on Thursday.
The state of the art centre is one of 11 that will built in the province.
“I’m sure people from Johannesburg and other area did not know this place and now it is on the map and what I have achieved so far and I’m hoping to work hard so that I can inspire lot of youngsters from this village and see them making it at the highest level as well,” said SuperSport United player, Aubrey Modiba, who also attended at Ramahlwe Mphahlele primary.
Stakeholders are also on board.
“Young people from rural areas have been given an opportunity that would have not been there before so that we can be able to identify the kind of talent that war need and that young people can also compete in all these international platforms that are there starting from a younger age,” said Minister of Sports, Tokozile Xasa.
Limpopo hopes to have more Semenya’s and Mphahlele’s.
The facilities will help nurture talent.