“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.”

― Jean Vanier, Community And Growth

Thembi Kgatlana is a living testament to the power of community coming together and playing their part ensure a girl child’s dreams of playing football were realized. At the time the Mohlakeng community in the West of Johannesburg were just going through the motions, not having realised that they had a gem in their hands.

A while back in 2019 we took time out to speak to Banyana Banyana striker Thembi Kgatlana. Yep this one is from the Grit Sports Archives folks.