On the 30th of June, Nata was buzzing! The national Zebras captain local hero Mompati Thuma was here to judge our soccer competition, meet the local youngsters and those from competing teams elsewhere and talk to them about HIV/AIDS issues and other related problems. Teams competing were from Gweta, Zoroga, Tsokatshaa, Maposa, Sepako, Dukwi, Mosetse, Kutamogoree, Lepashe, Sowa as well as the local team. The home side won the knock out competition and Gweta was second. First price was P3000.00 and two soccer balls and second price was P1000.00 and two soccer balls. Well done Nata and thanks to sponsors.
Mompati Thuma (our main speaker) spoke encourangily to our youth about sport and the importance of setting goals. As a respected role model his advice about the importance of sport to prevent the spread of bad habits was well received. Also present were the area Member of parliament Mr R. Makosha, some councilors, chiefs, Thuma’s manager, assistant National coach Ken Mogae and Patrick Zibochwa.Other speakers spoke on topics of drug and substance abuse. (Nata community service station commander), hygienic male circumcision (Nata clinic) and the spread of HIV/AIDS (Gweta hospital).Testing for sugar diabetes and blood pressure were conducted by Nata clinic nursing staff.
The Nata AIDS And Orphans trust extend their gratitude thanks to the following persons and organizations for their valuable contributions – Botash( soccer balls and transport for competing teams from far afield) SR wholesalers ( food and cold drinks), Northgate lodge( accommodation for guests) ,Nata Riverside Campsite ( venue),Sowa town council and Mr Andries (ground preparation and grader) Mr B.J Mphotho (meat) ,Mr Boitshoki ,Mr J.J Linga,Barcelos Nata (chicken) , Northgate shop (food and cold drinks) and to all our other supporters and contributors.
REPORT BY: MRS KENEWANG RANCHOLO
PHOTO COUTESY: DINKO THUTHUMA
The 2nd Place Team ~ Gweta Village
The Winning Team ~ Nata Village
Testing Station for Diabetes and Blood Pressure Open to All who attended the day