In a recent interview Khumalo said the struggle for sponsorship had put paid to plans to transform the club into an academy. “We formed the club with the idea to make it an athletics academy,” said Khumalo, chairman of the club. “We are still battling to raise funds for it so it can run properly. Our aim was for upcoming athletes to benefit from it,” added the award-winning athlete.
Khumalo said they need a club house, gym equipment and transport to take athletes to races.
Mhlophe, 44, is head coach at the club. He has previously worked with such fine athletes such as Witness Siska, Mandla Mpofu, Mandla Mthombeni, Justin Chitake, Shepherd Chitake, Jethro Thebe and Givemore Chabata, among others who are all middle and long distance runners.