Netball Fraternity Lauds Retired Precious Mthembu

The South African netball fraternity showed their support as legendary Spar Proteas international star Precious Mthembu called time on her professional career on court. Photo: Precious Mthembu (Instagram)

The South African netball fraternity showed their support as legendary Spar Proteas international star Precious Mthembu called time on her professional career on court.

In an official statement released by Mabenya Sports on Monday, 9 May 2022, Mthembu said: “It has been a long journey filled with greatness and challenges. I had a number of emotional and psychological sporting challenges, including injuries, which I overcame with determination and hard work.

“It has been a great pleasure and honour to represent my country. I appreciate all the opportunities that being part of the Spar Proteas has afforded me and I feel the time is right to give back to the game that has given me so much.”

On Mthembu’s Instagram post, Spar Proteas captain Bongi Msomi showed her appreciation, saying: “One of a kind! Legend! Hardworker! Teammate! Sister! My gogoz! You will remain a champ (that) you are! Blessings as you carry on living your dream!”

International netballer, Shadine van der Merwe applauded Mthembu’s career: “Congrats on an amazing career of Netball and you are such an inspiration to so many people out there! So grateful to (have) gotten the opportunity to play alongside you, dankie vir jou!”

2020 Momentum gsport Awards Woman in Social media winner, Jo Prins shared blessings to Mthembu as she continues to embark on her journey off the court.

“Amazing player but more so human being. May the new journey be blessed and beautiful,” she concluded.

 

Photo 1 Caption: The South African netball fraternity showed their support as legendary Spar Proteas international star Precious Mthembu called time on her professional career on court. Photo: Precious Mthembu (Instagram)

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