The league is the brainchild of the Mabvuku-Tafara Legends Association, which Drawu established last year with the aim of educating and empowering former footballers to take responsibility for their communities.
“Mabvuku has many former footballers who are determined to help the community and that resulted in the birth of our local league,” said the organiser, Prince Daniel Million.
“Everyone is now keen to develop the community through soccer, just because of the hard work shown by Drawu. This initiative will also help former footballers interact. We all love football and now we have something to do while spending the day with our friends.”
Million, who is also a soccer coach with Tafara High school 1, added: “We still need to have player licences for all the teams, but our biggest challenge is getting sponsorship. We need to upgrade facilities and start development programmes for our players. We will be looking for sponsors.”
League President Drawu urged more former footballers to get involved in such community development initiatives. “Our football is going down because former players are not involved. I want to get everyone involved,” he said.Post published in: Football