Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder David Mathebula has returned to his roots in Limpopo as he searches for the next big soccer star among the youth in Giyani and the surrounding areas.
Mathebula, who recently joined Tshakhuma FC as their DStv Diski Challenge coach, has embarked on a journey around Limpopo scouting for young players for GladAfrica Championship and DStv Premiership teams.
'DVD' has joined forces with his business partner Nimrod Mbhalati to set up trials at professional clubs for the top talent in Limpopo.
"I always receive calls from people wanting me to set up trials for players in both the NFD and PSL. I realised that I couldn't do it individually but as a group [it's now possible]," Mathebula tells KickOff.com.
"That's why we are holding trials around Limpopo to select a team that can go play friendly matches against both NFD and PSL clubs."
Will Mathebula scout any players as good as those in his Dream Team?
Mbhalati says their project is coming on well despite the challenges of Covid-19 in achieving some of their objectives.
"David Mathebula remains a true gentleman of the game and a great role model. He defied all odds to achieve his dream of playing professional football," says Mbhalati.
"His intention now is opening opportunities for the youngsters in Limpopo to realise their dreams in football. So far everything is coming well and we have managed to select a team.
"We are currently talking to a few teams in the NFD with a hope to play friendly games and allow the players to get exposure.
"We are grateful to a company like Hollywoodbets for supporting us.We still need more support because there are a lot of expenses in running this project."