She played for Blue Birds FC (men’s team) where she
was called Zidane, Kathorus Ladies team, Moroka Swallows Ladies (where they
call her Ma’Rose – which is Rose of Vosloorus) and has even previously featured
in the national women’s squad, Banyana Banyana.
Ma’Rose, the midfield maestro does not have any
sponsorship or product endorsement at the moment, and she would really love to
have that opportunity to help her further her career overseas where she would
like to play.
She would also use that as an opportunity help and
work with young people who are willing to play football nurture their talent,
by taking them of the street and away from substance abuse like alcohol and
"Children growing up in
the townships have few facilities that stimulate their interest in sports.
Opportunities are severely limited for both playing and learning sports. This
is an undesirable situation because parents are desperate to keep their kids
off the streets and away from drug usage", explain Phumzile.
"Children that grow up
participating in sports have an opportunity to learn the importance of working
as a team, anger management (managing their anger) and prioritising a healthy
lifestyle", continues Phumzile.
From the sponsors,
Phumzile would require soccer boots, track suites for training, soccer balls
for her own practice and a first aid kit. "I have always had a passion for the
sport, hence I also want to help with the development."
Phumzile trains twice a
day, in the morning with the boys from her neighbourhood and also in the
afternoon with Moraka Swallows.
Her other interest
include being a passionate rugby supporter. Phumzile’s message to the young
girls who would like to pursue their dream in sport, is that they should
continue working hard, especially if they participating in the male-dominated fields.
Born: 20 May 1985
Place of Birth: Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni,
Position: Central middle filed
Jersey Number: 10
Previous teams: Blue birds (Boys team), Vosloo/ Kathorus Ladies
International Caps: Banyana Banyana 3
Ma’Rose and Magic Feet
to play in the Eastern Gauteng ladies (U-19)
tournament (U-16), won the tournament and proceeded to play in the United State
Lost against China
in the finals.
to represent Gauteng in the SA Games held at East London
2003/2004 Won the league with Moroka Swallows
2005/2006 Won the league with Moroka Swallows
in Banyana Banyana
1999 Awarded the leading goal scorer
2001 Top goal scorer for
2004 Most improved player award
goal scorer at Swallows
2008 Player of the
tournament – City of Johannesburg tournament
To get in touch with Phumzile, or to enquire
about sponsorship opportunities, please contact <email@example.com> for
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