Motsepe’s Game-Changing Announcement: Revolutionizing SA Football
Dr. Patrice Motsepe, the current CAF president and owner of Mamelodi Sundowns, announced a new national school sports sponsorship alongside Dr. Precious Moloi Motsepe and Minister Angie Motshekga, the Minister of Basic Education. The trio hosted a press conference on Thursday to unveil this first-of-its-kind sponsorship on the African continent, and one of the few in the world.
Also in attendance were Minister Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Sports, Arts, and Culture, Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi, Dr. Danny Jordan, the former MEC for Education in Gauteng, SAFA President, and the leadership of Netball in South Africa.
The Motsepe Foundation has renewed its sponsorship of school sports, specifically the Kay Motsepe Schools Cup, with all of these major players in South African sports present to make the announcement.
Dr Precious Moloi Motsepe, alongside the Department of Basic Education, announced that the Motsepe Foundation will be donating R150 million to the development and growth of the school’s football for both boys and girls, as well as the promotion of the school’s African choral and indigenous music and school’s netball.
This donation is for a period of five years and is an extension of the existing partnership between the Motsepe Foundation and the Department of Basic Education since 2016, during which R70 million has already been donated.
The Kay Motsepe Schools Cup is a highly-anticipated event in the world of high school boys’ football, drawing thousands of schools from across the country to compete for a spot in the final 18 teams that advance to the national play-off style finals. The ultimate goal? To be crowned the best footballing school in the land.
But that’s not all. The Motsepe Foundation has just announced a massive expansion of its sponsorship, quadrupling its reach to include even more football competitions at the school level. This includes a Primary Schools National football competition for boys, a High School National football competition for girls, and a Primary Schools National football competition for girls, covering both genders in both primary and high school.
The Motsepe Foundation are donating R150-million to:
• School Football
• African Choral & Indigenous music
• Schools Netball
… for Primary and Secondary Schools for boys and girls in South Africa. pic.twitter.com/ocBMR0fWDb
— Lorenz Köhler (@Lorenz_KO) March 2, 2023
These new initiatives will have unprecedented value for our national teams in the long run, as they introduce organized participation for boys and girls at a critical age. And that’s not all – the Motsepe Foundation is also renewing its sponsorship of the High Schools Netball tournament, the Kay Motsepe Schools National netball tournament, as well as the Eisteddfod Schools Choral and Choir Music National tournament.
This last tournament is aimed at ensuring that all learners have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities, even if they cannot participate in physical sporting activities. With this renewed focus on football and other activities, the Motsepe Foundation is set to make a major impact on the lives of young people across the country.