|Lucas Thwala Honored|
|Written by Mandla Khoza|
|Wednesday, 26 August 2009 08:09|
images/lucas-tawara.jpgMalelane- On Friday evening members of Nkomazi community gathered to honor the soccer standout Lucas Thwala. Born in Jeppes Reef, Thwala has excelled to represent both Nkomazi and Mpumlanga by playing for the Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana. While the region sees much soccer talent, it is extremely rare for someone to reach the professional level of Lucas Thwala.
The ceremony kicked off through a welcoming speech from Nkomazi executive mayor Mavuso, where he thanked and welcomed everyone in attendance. As youth development is always a goal of the municipality, Mavuso explained that it truly is an honor to watch Thwala succeed at the national level. He also explained that the success of the Nkomazi squad in Swaziland during the inter-municipal games was because of his endeavor, “Lucas and his Brother were coaches of the squad which helped the younger boys to acknowledge being coached by a professional and thus the performance was outstanding,” said Mavuso. Mavuso also explained that Thwala’s discipline paid a lot in his career.
Rio Mabunda, from Mabunda Media, gave a heartfelt keynote address where he pointed out the amazing success that was being celebrated. He outlined that Thwala was fighting extremely difficult odds as he comes from a poor background. With the support of his family and community, he did not let circumstances stand in his way. Instead he pushed forward and became the soccer legend he is today. Thwala took the stage and thanked everyone for their support. He gracefully said that he puts God first in all he does, and is thankful to Him for his success. Thwala won numerous prizes in his team Orlando Pirates including being a top goal scorer, which amazed many soccer lovers as he is a defender. He also won the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Player’s player of the season 2008/2009.
Ziyanda Car Rentals graced the event and gave Thwala a year of free rental cars and a beautiful self portiat. The event was also sponsored by TSB, Buang marketing solution, Mabunda Media and JDR construction.
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