Project M to aid former players in their communities

The third module of the Betway 12th Man programme resumed on Friday, 12 April when the ten selected legends were exposed to an extensive Project Management module.

While the programme is only in its inaugural edition, the former Bafana Bafana and Banyana Banyana legends have acquired skills in Financial Management, Broadcast and Club Administration as part of their ongoing six-month journey with Betway.

With a majority of the legends currently active in their communities through football academies, clubs and foundations, the ongoing Project Management module will be a vital skill for the former footballers who are hoping to give back to their communities.

The in-depth session exposed the former footballers to crucial aspects of project management both on and off the field. Project Management aspects such as planning, setting goals, resource management and budgeting were some of the skills imparted on the former footballers.

The two-day programme is set to conclude on Saturday, 13 April at the Lucas Moripe Stadium where the legends will expand on their Project Management knowledge at a live event between Supersport United and Polokwane City.

The match will afford the legends an opportunity to witness the behind the scenes activities of what happens at professional football matches such as Marketing, Security, Broadcast and all other aspects involved in professional football.

Speaking from the opening day of the workshop in Johannesburg, former Moroka Swallows player, Steven Sekano said the project management module came just at the right time with his annual Football and Netball Easter tournament set to take place.

“I have been running an annual tournament for the youth in Soweto for quite some time now and I have always wanted to improve the standard every year. Such knowledge will definitely come in handy and I am looking forward to sharing it with my  team for our upcoming tournament in Soweto” said Sekano.

Other Betway 12th Man legends that run tournaments include Maimane Phiri who spearheads the popular MAP Games in Alexandra as well as Edward Motale who runs football tournaments in Mamelodi.