By CHRIS TOTOBELA
Makhanda’s very own female boxing champion Luyolo “Killer queen” Nketsheni is hard at training preparing for her trip to Maseru in Lesotho.
Nketsheni will be representing South Africa in the Region 5 Youth Games and is part of the nine-member team that consists of six boys and three girls. The 17-year-old grade 11 Ntsika Secondary school scholar will be fighting in the 53kg category.
She is currently the Eastern Cape youth champion in the 52 kg category and holds the crown for Breast Cancer Awareness in the same category. She is the 2021 national silver medalist. Nketsheni will be exchanging leather with the best Region 5 has to offer in her category from 4-13 December.
She sounded very positive ahead of her trip and said, ” I am looking forward to this challenge, and I also feel very proud to be part of the South African team. I will work very hard and make sure that I make my country, my coaches, my family and most of all, the people of Makhanda proud.”
Nketsheni is a perfect example of what sport can do for you if you remain focussed, disciplined and work hard irrespective of your background or upbringing.