This year the organizers of the We Are One Festival have spiced things up by pitting AmaZulu FC Legends against rivals Lamontville Golden Arrows Legends in a thrilling encounter on 15 June 2019 at Princess Magogo Stadium.
This year’s festival which seeks to fast track social cohesion through sport was launched in KwaMashu on 12 June 2019.
A host of matches are lined up as a form also celebrating and bringing together people from different ethnic groups from the INK, Phoenix and Newlands areas through sports and arts.
Usuthu’s U19 side coached by Bukasa Kasonga will play against Royal Eagles on the same day at 14:10 which will be followed by the match between the veterans at 15:10 at Princess Magogo Stadium.
AmaZulu legend, Joel Faya could not resist friendly jabs with Golden Arrow’s Vusimuzi Vilakazi when addressing the media about which players both clubs will be lining up with, since some players may have turned out for both teams in their careers.
Faya also waxed lyrical about the delight in seeing legends being recognized as opposed to being forgotten after they have hung up their boots.
“Who would have thought that someone at 60 years old such as myself will still be afforded another opportunity to play, I would like to thank all the organizers and I am extremely proud to be doing something positive which will impact many people,” said Faya.
Durban born radio personality and founder of the festival, Jacinta Ngobese encouraged the public to come in their numbers to support the initiative.
“The whole concept of the festival is centered around social cohesion, building communities and breaking divisions of people within the Phoenix and KwaMashu, Newlands area and bringing people together through sports.”
“We’re hoping to join the communities through the We are One Festival as all of the people who reside in those different communities have similarities such as being fans of sport,
but seem worlds apart so we are also relying on the media to relay the message of unity as well,” she said.
The day’s events will start as early as 07:00am with the 8km fun walk which will see buses taking participants from Princess Magogo Stadium to the starting point in Rydavale.
The walk will finish at the stadium and be followed by aerobics. The fun walk which is in honor of longstanding South African government minister, Jeff Hadebe.
The wonderful initiative is also backed by Durban Philanthropist, Vivian Reddy’s Sibaya Community Trust who were represented by Corporate Affairs Manager, Brian Mpono. Hollywood Bets have also come on board as partners.
All activities are free, however prior registration is required to take part in the fun. Visit www.WeAreOneFestival.co.za to register.Share