December 17, 2013 in BNL
By Manyehlisa Lehohla
Standing at 1.98m, it would be hard to miss the tall figure of Tshwane Suns captain Neo Mothiba.
And given his height it’s not surprising that the forward stands tall as the flag bearer for basketball in the city. Mothiba’s love and passion for the sport goes beyond playing on the court.
The Soshanguve-born Mothiba is also involved in the administrative side of the sport.
“I wear many hats” is how Mothiba described his many roles within the basketball sphere of Tshwane and Gauteng while chatting to me yesterday at the University of Pretoria’s High Performance Centre.
Apart from his sports co-ordinator job at the St Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls, he occupies the positions of chairman of the Gauteng Schools League, chairman for the Pretoria Schools League and league co-ordinator, vice-chairman of the Gauteng Basketball Association and director of coaches at the University of Pretoria.
“I try to keep my finger on the pulse of what’s happening whether it be schools or universities,” said Mothiba who has been playing basketball since 1995 while he was still at Pretoria Technical High School. Read the rest of this entry →