Cape Town; The ongoing campaign in honor of retired Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana Midfield, legend, Thabo Mngomeni has kicked into overdrive with the announcement of a petition to get a stadium in Gugulethu named after him.
Mngomeni, recently made an appearance at the launch of the campaign on the live interactive football talk show hosted by his brother Thando Mngomeni and the show’s founder Umjaka at the Rockwell Theatre on Wednesdays. Wherein he expressed his delight at the campaign as Gugulethu is his place of birth. The show has hosted other prominent sports personalities such as City of Cape Town Football Club boss John Comitis and the likes.
Thabo Mngomeni, who is also the older brother of Thando Mngomeni (former Mamelodi Sundowns player), played 86 times for Orlando Pirates and scored 23 times as well as representing Bafana Bafana at African Nation cup twice in 200o and 2002 and at the 2002 Fifa World Cup. He had to retire after sustaining knee ligament damage at the age of 33.
“It is important that we commemorate those who have walked the road before us. What better way than to have a monument like a stadium as a symbol of motivation and inspiration that it is possible to make it.” said Umjaka the host Diski Nites “This campaign would not have been possible without the people at the City of Cape Town, who have been open in sharing advice and information about the process of renaming public facilities.