MAMONE – His Majesty Kgoshi Mampuru Billy Mampuru III invited TUPS Sporting code to form part of the annual KgoshikgoloMampuru II Commemoration Day event on Saturday 26 February 2019 at Sekwati Sports Ground, Mamone Moshate outside Jane Furse.
The TUPS tournament to honour the executed King Mampuru II was officially opened by the President of Limpopo Sports Confederation VhaVenda Eric Muneri who praised TUPS Sport Federation, a new member of Limpopo Sports Confederation, for working well with the District Sports Confederation.
President Muneri said TUPS Sport Federation was enjoying the support of provincial executive because it was not only unique in terms of playing but created a space for the society to be engaged through mass participation and creative integration.
He said: “I have not seen a sport organisation that works so effectively with our traditional royal houses as TUPS Sport does. The King Mampuru II Royal Embrace TUPS Tournament does not only put African royalty at the centre of its mass participation strategy, it enables masses of our people to visualise a winning Africa capable of solving society’s problems through sport.
Muneri further said the King Mampuru II Royal Embrace TUPS tournament which played all-night on Saturday 26 to morning of Sunday 27 January 2019 was not just an ‘after-party’ entertainment session of the King Mampuru II Annual Commemoration event but an unfurling sporting revolution. “And that the event was an effective pilot programme designed to activate royal traditional leaders and their communities to play, exchange and network as part of complimenting efforts geared towards social cohesion and nation building,” added Muneri.
He said the Royal Embrace tournament was a national showcase of TUPS Sport and promotion of TUPS Royal Activation programme which targeted traditional leaders as key allies for grassroots mobilisation and activation.
“I am saying so because different traditional leaders from all parts of the country interfaced with TUPS sporting code through this important event platform,” Muneri concluded
TUPS sport activation can be set-up in any flat surface in any part of the world with just the TUPS Crown, a ball and easy to draw TUPS pitch. So far, TUPS was played in beaches, malls, schools, old-age homes, farms and festivals.