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Seven learners from German school in winning national handball team

The seven learners from Deutsche School Pretoria were part of a team that represented Gauteng and was crowned champions.

Team Gauteng, made up of seven Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria (DSP) learners, claimed victory in the recent SA Handball championships.

The SA Handball Federation National Championships was held in Limpopo from March 21 to 24.

DSP spokesperson Anja Schlüter said the team was crowned national champions following an extraordinary display of skill and sportsmanship at the tournament.

“In a remarkable feat of athleticism and teamwork, the Gauteng team, comprising learners from our esteemed institution, emerged victorious, clinching the coveted title and reaffirming their dominance in the sport.”

Schlüter said their journey to success was marked by resilience, determination, and unwavering commitment to excellence.

She said the team that operated under the guidance and mentorship of DSP coach Kagiso Chepape was duly recognised, and he was honoured with the title of best coach, highlighting his instrumental role in shaping the team’s success.

“The unity and collective effort of Team Gauteng were celebrated as they were awarded the title of best team, underscoring their synergy and cohesion throughout the championship.”

She said four DSP learners have been selected to participate in the U17 national team camp.

“This remarkable achievement not only reflects their individual talent but also serves as a testament to the calibre of handball talent nurtured within DSP.”

DSP principal Manuel Haß said this was indeed a moment of great pride and honour for DSP.

“These exceptional learners representing us at the national level are raising the flag of the school.”

Haß said the selection of the seven DSP learners to the provincial team is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and the exemplary coaching and support they have received from our institution.

“Their achievement inspires us all and reinforces the spirit of excellence that defines DSP,“ he said.

Individual Excellence Recognised:

Mohluli Sello, a standout learner from DSP, was bestowed the prestigious title of best player, a testament to his exceptional talent and prowess on the court.

The following DSP learners have been called up to the U17 national team camp:

– Siyabonga Dlomo

– Jurij Witthüser

– Mohluli Sello

– Ruach Maistry

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