Twizza injects R288 000 into Komani’s Seven Stars

Seven Stars will go into the new season strong after receiving financial support from the Eastern Cape beverage company, Twizza. This happened at a good time right after the promotion of Seven Stars to the second division, the ABC Motsepe League, in the Eastern Cape province.

According to the Chairman of the club, Jan Draghoender, their main goal is to open opportunities for Komani youth to grow and deter them from delinquency. “The founding members of this football club believe that an idling mind is a dangerous one. We have been serving this community for more than two decades however, we knew that we would not be able to continue making the fundamental difference that we wanted without a large, caring and socially responsible partner like Twizza,” said Draghoender who was excited after receiving R288 000.

“We are therefore very happy and grateful to our new title sponsor for joining our family because their contribution will definitely alleviate some of our team’s financial and operational obligations. Now, with the funding from Twizza – we will also be able to meet the team’s fitness and travel requirements when participating in the provincial ABC Motsepe League in different towns across the Eastern Cape,” said Draghoender recently in appreciation of Twizza’s support.

As Seven Stars will continue to take part in Motsepe League games, their struggles without funding have been felt but now the burden will be lighter because of the financial boost. Teams are forced to travel by car when going to places such as Maxesibeni, Mthatha, East London and Gqeberha.

What makes the Motsepe League teams struggle is the little money they get from Safa and the Motsepe Foundation. “With this sponsorship, we are hoping that our football support-base of over 10 000 fans in this province and the Komani community at large will see and appreciate what Twizza is doing. We believe that it is important for companies that are operating and making money in previously disadvantaged communities to give back to those who need it most,” said a statement released by Seven Stars. All provinces have sixteen teams.

At the end of the season, teams that won their provincial division qualifies for promotional play-offs where they are divided into two streams. The two winners get promoted to the Motsepe Championship which is the national first division and a tier below the DStv Premiership where the best football teams in South Africa play.