The Germiston office of Komatsu Mining Corporation recently sponsored the Mighty Brothers and Sisters Football Club by providing them with training bibs.

The donation came after one of the players, Ntokozo Sibiya, told his father, Dumisa Fakudze, who works at Komatsu Mining about the club’s need for sponsorship. “My son told me their club is in need of a number of things, including the training bibs”, said Fakudze. I then approached the company and they sponsored the bibs. Fakudze added that they are looking at a long-term relationship with the club. “Hopefully, as the relationship grows, we will see what they lack and try to help where we can”, said Fakudze. “We would like to make this an ongoing relationship as it keeps the children in the community active and focused on something good.”

The local club was established in February 2017. “We started with only seven players and have grown to 60 players in the seven months we have been in existence,” said the founder and head coach at the club, Tebogo Sithole-Mthiya. “We cater to boys and girls from u-10 to u-17 and at the moment we only have one u-13 girls team. We are affiliated with the Germiston Local Football Association and have already played 15 games. I am thrilled with the excitement and dedication I see in the players. It is amazing.”

“The club continues to grow which shows interest from the children. They just need the tools and the platform to play the sport they love and keep away from the streets,” said Fakudze. “We appeal to other companies to get involved and assist where possible.”

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Komatsu Mining Corporation’s Dumisa Fakudze (left) hands over a training bib to an excited player, Verenzo Arries.