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Polokwane City Lends A Helping Hand

News filtering through to the Siya crew is that, Polokwane City have donated a whopping R77 000 towards former South African Football Players Union (SAFPU) spokesman Elvis Sekgobela’s medical expenses.

The Polokwane-based outfit showed total gratitude when they donated the money to Sekgobela following his diagnosis with skin cancer.

'Rise and Shine' Media and Liaison officer, Patrick Baloyi, issued a statement confirming the donation to the Siya crew.

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“Sekgobela, whose sickness touched a lot of South Africans, will be taken to Polokwane Medical Centre tomorrow by Rise and Shine players and technical team including head coach, Boebie Solomons, in an effort to wish him well and a speedy recovery,” said Baloyi.

The six weeks treatment is for Squmous Cellcarcinoma (skin cancer). Radiation is another process of killing the cancer. The operation will be performed by renowned diagnostic radiologist, DR Malan, whose record in treating the disease in undisputable.

“I am speechless and have no words to express the generosity or gratitude I received from Polokwane City and its chairman, Johnny Mogaladi. I have been unable to live a normal life with everywhere I go people watching me. It has pained my family so much but I thank God for using City to come to my rescue. Such unique moments are not easy to forget and I don’t have enough words to thank the team,” said Sekgobela.

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Boebie Solomons, City’s coach, said the contribution comes at a time when the team is starting to shape up nicely and was excited about the generous gesture by the club.

“It shows that we at Polokwane City not only care about our supporters or players but the people of Limpopo as a whole. As a parent myself, I am humbled by what we have done and we wish Elvis all the best and pray for his speedy recovery, “ said Solomons.

With City taking on the University of Pretoria in an Absa Premiership encounter on Sunday, November 24, the club have vowed to win it for Sekgobela which is indeed to declare that the Limpopo-based side has outdone itself in assisting the needy at times of desperation.

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