THE Buffalo City Metropolitan Indigenous Games club tournament hosted by Buffalo City department of sport, recreation, arts and culture (Dsrac) in Mdantsane saw Breidbach athletes in the driving seat at the drie stokkies code last weekend.
Doneè Coetzee and Dellarise Christian represented Breidbach and ended first and second respectively in the women’s section, while club members Sambeso Merile and Keagon September came first and second respectively in the men’s category.
Elated coach Desmond Coetzee was excited about the results and attributed the success of his athletes to their hard work, dedication and commitment during training.
“We have worked very hard in preparation of the event and I am happy for the suc- cesses of my athletes today.
“I am happy that we have kept that high standard and sent out the message that we are a formidable force when it comes to drie stokkies,” Coetzee said.
The club has also produced three athletes for the Dibeke code in Ralton Lottering, Devandrè Peters and Wanita Seekoei, which gave manager Tully Winnaar a good reason to smile.
“We only delivered one player for Dibeke for the BCM squad last year but this year we have three, which clearly showed the growth in our club,” Winnaar said.
The participating clubs were Mdantsane, Breidbach, Ndileka, Gompo, Brighter Future, Orange Grove, Mbekweni and Open Shaw and the codes competed were drie stokkies, dibeke, puca, kho-kho, ntonga, kgadi, morabaraba, ncuva and jukskei.
Dsrac official Nonqaba Ketye commended club officials and athletes for making the day a huge success.
“We are happy with the teams selected to represent our district at next month’s provincial games when we are going to be the host,” Ketye said.
“We ended fourth last year but this time I want us to be amongst the top three, so go back to your clubs and work harder.”