Premier Thandi Modise wishes Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs Captain Itumeleng Khune a Happy Birthday. South Africa’s number one goalkeeper who hails from Tshing Township near Ventersdorp in the North West Province is turning 26 today.
“Khune is a role model who overcame adversity to reach the height of his soccer career. His success should inspire young people with similar backgrounds to stay away from drugs and pursue their dreams,” said Premier Modise.
In recognising Khune for his achievements as a soccer player in her speech delivered at the 37th June 16 Provincial Commemoration held last Saturday, Modise had said that all artists, sports men and women who come from the province are ambassadors of the province and they must continue to shine.
She committed that the Provincial Department of Sport, Arts and Culture would ensure that talented young people are supported and resources are allocated to improve and erect recreational facilities in all communities in the province.
“Mmabana continues to be a good model of nourishing, developing and promoting talent in our province and I would not rest until each municipality in the province has a multi-purpose recreational centre,” the Premier had underscored.
Other artists that Premier Modise recognised as ambassadors of the province were MTN 2013 South African Music Awards Triple Award winner Khuli Chana and E-TV SA’s Got Talent Show 2012 winner Botlhale Boikanyo.