AS ONE of the 2010 World Cup legacy projects, Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale wants to see the culture of sportsdays on Wednesdays revived at schools.
"That is the only route to go if we are to once more produce quality sportsmen and women to do South Africa proud at international level," Mathale said.
"When some of us were growing up we knew that Wednesday afternoon was dedicated to sports at all schools and we took part in various codes.
"That is why Limpopo has produced great players like William Makhura, Joe Mahlaba, Trott Moloto, Chippa Chauke, Ace Lekganyane and Killer Ngoatje.
"We have to prioritise school sports as one of the projects that will benefit from the World Cup. Our children must play sports on Wednesdays - we are going to engage with the relevant structures in the province.
"As government we believe that we need to invest in school sports. The good thing is that we have open grounds with artificial pitches," Mathale said.
Makhura, who works for the Limpopo department of transport and roads, said: "I fully agree with the premier that we need to go back to the basics, starting with schools. Lucas Moripe, Kaizer Motaung, Jomo Sono and Webster Lichaba were all identified at school soccer competitions."