Thursday, January 16, 2014
Laerskool Fleur gears up to take on the Proteas!
Winston Phahlane is the latest winner in the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour competition. This will be the 6th match in the hugely exciting KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour will taking place in Pretoria, on Monday the 20th of January.
Winston entered on behalf of his friend Ntshidiseng Malau, Ntshidiseng’s son, Kagiso and his schools friends will now have, the opportunity to take on the Proteas.
Going into this match the Proteas are the leaders of this tour.. The five matches played so far have resulted in three wins for the Proteas, one for the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids, with the last match between the two sides ending in a tie. Highlights of all the games can be found at www.kfcminicricket.co.za.
Winston often helps single mother Ntshidiseng with giving nine year old Kagiso a lift to and from cricket matches, as she does not have a car. He says that sport is a platform that brings people together, and is also a firm believer that we can continue uniting the country by supporting grassroots sports initiatives like KFC Mini-Cricket. Supporting young Kagiso in getting active and following his dreams is something that is close to his heart.
Both Ntshidiseng and Katlego are huge cricket fans. While mom is very fond of senior Proteas players Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla, Kagiso favours the rising Proteas star Quinton de Kock, who is lighting up the international cricket scene right now.
Kagiso really admires Quinton’s talent and flair, and recently got to get a little closer to his favourite player and other international stars as a ball boy during an international match between the Proteas and Pakistan at Supersport Park Centurion. KFC Mini-Cricket kids countrywide during the KFC T20 Internationals get the opportunity to participate as player escorts, ball boys and even as representatives at the official coin toss.
Kagiso and his mom really enjoy watching cricket at Supersport Park, but to escort one of the Pakistani players onto the field as he did recently, gave him the chance to dream big and see what it is like to be a part of the international stage. Ntshidiseng encourages Kagiso to believe in his dreams and to work hard towards them, and competing against the Proteas, many of whom started their cricketing careers in KFC Mini-Cricket, will go a long way in encouraging him further.
The Proteas team consisting of, Kagiso’s favourite player, Quinton de Kock and fellow team mates Aaron Phangiso, Farhaan Behardien and Chris Morris will no doubt be looking to wrap up the KFC Mini-Cricket vs Proteas tour with a win against Laerskool Fleur, but with huge home team support expected in the form of fellow students and parents; this will of course be no foregone conclusion.
Ntshidiseng is taking the day off work, and together with Winston they will be eagerly watching Kagiso shine and enjoy the opportunity of getting active in this once in a lifetime match.