The North West MEC for Arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation, Galebekwe Tlhapi, has heaped praise on Kabelo Rangoaga and wished him well on his mission for continental recognition.
Rangoaga, a reknown fitness coach, has joined Egyptian giants Al Ahly as part of Pitso Mosimane’s technical team at the biggest and most successful club in Africa.
But his latest move hasn’t gone unnoticed in his home province. Rangoanga, a sports science graduate, was born and bred in Mosenthal Village in Rustenburg.
“Mr Rangoaga has shown that through discipline one can achieve anything they want irrespective of their background. He has further demonstrated that sports are broad and that one can succeed in other aspects such as administration and other support functions,” said Tlhapi.
“The Northwest province is so proud to produce such successful sportsmen and sportswomen both as athletes and as technical staff members. We wish Rangoaga and coach Pitso Mosimane a great success in their new mission in Egypt. ‘Bokone Bophirima e ikgantsa ka lona’.”
He worked for home team Platinum Stars before teaming up with Mosimane at Bafana Bafana and later at Sundowns. He has now being joined by Cavin Johnson, whom he worked at Platinum Stars.
“Coach Pitso took me to Bafana Bafana as an observer and to learn, before the 2009 Fifa Confederation Cup. He asked me to come and work with him at Sundowns in 2014 and now here we are in Al Ahly together,” said Rangoaga.
“I’d like to express my sincerest gratitude to him. He took a boy from a rural area, believed in him and allowed him to shine under his guidance and leadership.He has also encouraged the youth in the province to believe in their talent, dream big and don’t be worried about how “crazy your dream is”.