Sports veterans to be honoured

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IOL pic jan17 cricket ball . Twenty sports stars of yesteryear will be honoured posthumously for their contribution to the welfare of sports.

KwaZulu-Natal - Twenty sports stars of yesteryear will be honoured posthumously at the Truro Hall in Bombay Heights, Pietermaritzburg, on Saturday night.

About 140 sportsmen and women, administrators and members of the media will be honoured at the function hosted by the Sports Veterans Association.

Some of those to be honoured are members of the South African soccer side which was to tour India in 1953 until the then minister of interior, Dr TE Donges, refused to grant the team passports.

Jugoo Govender, AI Deedat, Gopaul Manicum, Ted Chetty and Michael Patrick will receive posthumous awards.

“The Sports Veterans Association was formed some two years ago with the aim to bestow honour and recognition to all those sporting personalities of both genders who made a significant contribution to the welfare of sports in the various communities in the greater Pietermaritzburg and northern KwaZulu-Natal region,” said the president of the veteran’s association, Ismail Bhamjee.

Norman Middleton, Moses Allie, Terence Hoskins and Babs Sithapersad will receive lifetime achievement awards. - Daily News

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