With no coaching experience whatsoever, in 2013 Lebogang Phaka founded Midrand Rovers Football Club after seeing young boys in his township being involved in drugs.
Two years down the line, Midrand Rovers FC has played in the senior league for the first time last season and they finished 9th overall.
Earlier this year Phaka decided to start a netball team, Midrand Rovers Netball Team.
We were having a challenge of absenteeism from the boys. You would see them in the streets standing with the girls so I thought let me do something with these girls and bring them closer— Lebogang Phaka, Midrand Rovers FC founders
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What Midrand Rovers Football Club need:
- Soccer boots
- Training shoes for the netball team
- A mini bus to transport both teams
To pledge support to Midrand Rovers Football Club contact Lebogang Phaka
Mobile: 073 964 1405
This article first appeared on 702 : Lead SA: Midrand Rovers FC, making it against all odds