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Reasons to be Proud - #R2bP: Madibaz hockey star Kamva Dyakala will strive to take his game to the next level after being selected for the South African U21 team to play in next month’s men’s interprovincial.

The 20-year-old Nelson Mandela University goalkeeper will make his debut for the national side in the tournament that will take place in Pretoria from 28 August to 3 September.

Earlier this year, he led Eastern Province to fourth place in the SA U21 interprovincial where he was named goalkeeper of the tournament.

Now he will need to move up a few gears as he faces the country’s best players in the senior tournament.

“I feel honoured and blessed to play for the national side at this prestigious event,” said Dyakala, who is in the second year of an inventory and stores management diploma.

Dyakala, who grew up in Despatch but now lives in Gqeberha, said his passion for the game was not something he could describe.

“It’s just something that I try to show out there on the field every time I play,” said the former St George’s Prep and Woodridge College pupil. “Making this team is a big moment for me and the highlight of my career so far.”

Madibaz Sport hockey manager Cheslyn Gie praised Dyakala for his efforts and added that it showed what the Madibaz hockey system could produce.

He said Dyakala had put in a lot of extra hours on the turf and in the gym and that they had had several extra goalkeeping sessions to work on technique and to make small adjustments.

Gie believed Dyakala was a prime example of the benefits of hard work and dedication.

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