THE Chris Hani sports team had a special send off at the Gali Thembani Centre on Tuesday afternoon for the South African Local Government Association (Salga)/Steve Tshwete games which kicked off in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.
A total of 118 players from various sport codes including table tennis, boxing, rugby, soccer and volleyball left on Wednesday and are expected to be back today.
Chris Hani district Municipality budget and treasurer office manager Nozi Makanda congratulated the players who had been selected from the six local municipalities.
“You are a part of history. You are the pride of the district and we expect a lot from you – these games are named after one of our heroes and the first minister of sport in the new dispensation.”
Department of sport, recreation, arts and culture (DSRAC) district director Peter Mbebe encouraged the players to be examples to their communities.
“Sport builds a nation, it unites and makes us belong. Young people are faced with drug problems and you must be different in your communities and be a part of the solution to the problems in your areas