Football is a beautiful game that unites people of all walks of life. This will be the case in the Manzini South constituency, come December holidays as football players and fans will be enjoying the beautiful game with their loved ones. Tikhuba Traders which sells agricultural products through the Manzini south Member of Parliament (MP) Owen Nxumalo who is also the Minister of Public Service sponsored a football tournament that will be staged during the December holidays. Present during this event were 3 Cabinet Ministers. These were, Minister David Ngcamphalala, Minister Christopher Gamedze, Minister Owen Nxumalo; President of the National Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS), Senator Adam Mthethwa; Chairman of the Premier league of Swaziland (PLS), Mr. Victor Gamedze; Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NFAS, Frederick Mngomezulu and the Director of Khuba Traders, Mr. Bradley Young just to mention a few.
When presenting the E30, 000.00 cheques, the Director of Khuba Traders expressed his company’s excitement of being involved in football development over the past years as they have been sponsoring this competition for the past 3 years. “As Khuba Traders, we are proud and also excited to be involved in football development in the country and more especially at grassroots level”, he said. The Director also highlighted that it is on of the dreams for his organization to invest in a similar fashion in the other parts of the country as football plays a significant role in the socio- development of the country.
When reacting to the sponsorship, the Cabinet Ministers acknowledged Khuba Traders for enhancing His Majesty’s Government’s effort in developing sports in the country. Minister Christopher Gamedze appreciated the sponsor for this corporate social investment (CSI) initiative as it plays a great role in the development of football in the country. “We are very much happy with this CSI initiative by Khuba Traders as it develops football from grassroots level”, he said. Minister David Ngcamphalala also thanked the sponsor for this investment into sports and also thanked Minister Owen Nxumalo for getting this sponsorship on behalf of the Manzini South Constituency. “We thank the sponsor for this investment into sports as it will also enhance the fight against crime in the Manzini south Constituency thus developing the country”, he said.
The PLS Chairman also expressed his appreciation on behalf of the football family to the sponsor. “As football family, we thank Khuba Traders for this sponsorship as it is a sign of love to the sport than the marketing element of the sponsorship”, he said. He also acknowledged Minister Owen Nxumalo’s effort in convincing the sponsor to invest in the Manzini South Constituency through football as it wasn’t a stroll in the park. The MP of the Manzini South Constituency also thanked the sponsor for investing in this competition for the past 3 years.