Musina Tennis Team IMSSA champs

The Musina Municipality Tennis Team celebrating their victory while displaying their special trophy and medals. They are from left to right: Collen Netshivhulana, Keneilwe Bilankulu, William Nare, Suzan Mukhwa, Freddy Mudau and Suzan SitholeThe Musina Municipality Tennis Team celebrating their victory while displaying their special trophy and medals. They are from left to right: Collen Netshivhulana, Keneilwe Bilankulu, William Nare, Suzan Mukhwa, Freddy Mudau and Suzan Sithole

The Musina Municipality Tennis Team taught their opponents freesport lessons when they scoopedfirst position and came back with a huge special trophy and gold medals during the Inter-Municipal Sports of South Africa (IMSSA) tournament that was recently held in Phalaborwa.

The games are part of municipal wellness initiative which encourages teamwork, building relationships and keeping municipal workers fit and healthy. The tournament was graced by 22 municipal teams of various sporting codes from Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

This regional annual sporting event paves way for the international tournament known as the Southern Africa Inter-Municipal Sports Association (SAIMSA) games which takes place in September every year. This year’s edition of SAIMSA will be held in Mpumalanga in September.

Municipal spokesperson, Wilson Dzebu said about the achievement of the tennis team: “Congratulations on your undoubtedly well-deserved victory. You are by definition a strong team whose position demands respect. You really sent your opponents a note of regret. We are totally impressed. Indeed, Musina Municipality has a lot to offer. I guess other municipalities will draw inspiration and learn a thing or two from this dedicated team of employees. We will continue to give support to the players of different sporting codes because we know that a healthy body broods a healthy mind.”

Collen Netshivhulana, who manages the tennis team said he is extremely happy about the team’s achievement. “For the first time in the history of IMSSA games, Musina tennis team managed take the first position and won these silverware. I’m excited that our hard work and endless training has indeed paid off. Words alone cannot express how happy we are. We would like to thank the municipality management, our fans and colleagues at work who gave us support during our practice sessions and at the tournament. We promise to bring more trophies and medals during the SAIMSA games at Mpumalanga later this year.” 

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