Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
12 Oct 2021
4:09 pm

Orlando East sporting grounds to be refurbished

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

A partnership between Betway, Stadium Management and City of Johannesburg will see the renowed sporting facility revamped.

Director of Sport and Recreation at City of Jhb, Mr Siyanda Mnukwa (second from left), Betway SA Marketing Manager, David Rachidi (middle) and Lucas Radebe (second from right) officially announcing the refurbishment project of the Orlando East sporting facilities in Soweto. Picture: Betway

Soweto’s Orlando East sporting facilities are set to be refurbished following a partnership between Betway, Stadium Management South Africa and the city of Johannesburg, a project that is expected to last three months.

Betway and all the stakeholders have been putting plans together for months now in an effort to construct a multipurpose facility, which will consist of a football field, basketball court and two netball courts, which will also serve as a five-a-side field. Legendary Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe, who’s a Betway ambassador, was amongst those present at the announcement.

David Rachidi, Betway SA marketing manager, says they prides itself as a caring brand and they are always looking at impacting lives through community sport development.

“Through our various initiatives, we have successfully demonstrated our commitment to being a caring brand and aiding community sport development. This marks yet another important milestone in Betway’s continued efforts of positively impacting lives through community sport development.

“The refurbishment of these grounds will, without a doubt, afford aspiring athletes an opportunity to express their talent, in what we’re confident will be a safe and modern recreational facility for the community,” said Rachidi.

Director of Sports and Recreation at the city of Johannesburg Siyanda Mnukwa says they are happy to see the grounds getting a revamp, especially in a township that has produced a lot of sports legends.

“We are happy to resuscitate this facility that has produced a number of sporting legends from Soweto. As the City of Johannesburg, we greatly appreciate this kind gesture from Betway as it will contribute greatly to the work done by the City of Johannesburg in building and maintaining recreational facilities for our communities,” said Mnukwa.