Sport & Ent

New kit for Golden Drifters

The longer waited football season has arrived, and Golden Drifters are gearing themselves up for their debut season in the South African Brewers (SAB) league. On 2 August, the football club unveiled their new home and away kit for their 2018/2019 campaign.

Golden Drifters is the first team from Johannesburg north to participate in the SAB league, and it is currently based in Zandspruit.

Speaking during the official launch of the kit at Monash University,the former Orlando Pirates player, Helman Mkhelele, motivated and challenged the players to be more focused when playing in a professional league.

“Once you become a professional player, your first target should be to play for your national team,” he urged the players. “You should be more focused and remember to take football as a career. I was once at your stage and I know what you will go through. Playing in the SAB league is a good opportunity for you to showcase your talent because there would be more people scouting on you. So make sure that you take this stage of your career seriously.”

Mkhelele also urged the players to appreciate that the talent they possess is from God, therefore it is important for them to maintain good relationship with their creator.

During the ceremony, Golden Drifters also unveiled their three coaches and a captain.

In an interview with Cosmo City Chronicle, Golden Drifters president Proud Shoko said playing in the SAB league was a milestone for the club.

“I would like to thank God for the successful launch, and I am excited for the club’s official colors,” he told Cosmo City Chronicle. “We will be using red and white colors for the home kit, then blue and white for the away kit, both kits are branded with adidas. We would also like to thank Monash University for the venue and our stakeholders like Mkhelele. We thank our sponsors for making the dream of the black child a success by making sure that the players have got the right attire and equipment for them to be ready to play.”

Shoko added that he was so grateful and looking forward for an exciting journey which could be a challenge and motivating at the same time.

“As we are getting ready for the season, we are nervous and excited at the same time,” said Shoko. “It is going to be a challenging one because it would be our first time to play in the castle league. However, we are making sure that we get all the resources we need to do our best during the entire season. We have no doubt in the players and coaches we have selected, so our aim is to finish the season in the top three.”

The selected head coach Bonakele Yonke said he would do his best to help the team in its debut season.

“It’s a new beginning and we need to boost confidence among the players. I believe we will do well in our debut season because I trust the players I have at the moment,” Said the coach.

The SAB league is set to roar into life on the weekend of 25 August 2018 until June 2019. During the season, Golden Drifters will also participate in the Nedbank Cup, with their first match being against Mofolo BT Stars on 9 September at Popo Molefe stadium.

 

 

SLEIGHT

A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents passing, and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped, and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her.

 

Genre: Action/Drama

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Running Time: 86 Mins

 

Meet Ishimiza SA, a Zandspruit rapper who dreams big

A 22 year old Zandspruit rapper Ishmael Sphamandla Masuku, popularly known as Ishmiza SA, is shaking things up in the music industry.

The Hip-hop artiste, who has shared stage with the big names like Kwesta and Casper Nyovest, told Cosmo City Chronicle that he aims to take entertainment to the next level in the north west of Johannesburg.

The proficient Ishmiza SA developed interests for music at a very young age. He was raised in a family of music lovers with family members in charge of church choirs.

“When I was 14, I formed a small music group which consisted of members of my church choir. We started singing Hip-hop gospel music,” he said. “Since then, I fell in love with Hip-hop music and I never looked back as my family and friends kept on encouraging me.”

In 2015, Ishmiza SA released his first ever studio single ‘After Party’, that put his name on a world map. The song reigned at the local radio stations like Cosmo FM, Sloot FM and Westside FM. In 2016 Ishmiza SA won the best Hip-hop performing artist of the year with his After Party track becoming the best song of the year at the Sentrons WestRand awards.

His music is a blend of the Trap beats and Kwaito, with mixture of vernacular and English lyrics to enable his listenership about what he is singing about.

“I grew up listening to Kwaito, and I was inspired by the late Brown Dash,” he said. “I believe that kwaito is not entirely dead because it can come back. if you look at artistes like Kwesta and Casper Nyovest, you can see that in some of their tracks they bring the element of Kwaito, which I also like to focus on as an

The After Party hit maker has now officially launched his own recording company called Qwala Fam Entertainment which is also based in Zandspruit..

“After the establishment of Qwala Fam Entertainment, music production has developed,” said Ishmiza. “In Zandspruit, we have a lot of talent, but we lack important things like a community hall to host entertainment events. At Qwala Fam, we try to uplift upcoming artistes not only from Zandspruit.ck resources so we do not charge most of the artistes for recording.”

Ishmiza SA has released three music albums, and is currently working on his new album ‘Better Place’. He said his upcoming album is dedicated to his late friend, TebogoKganye, who was murdered on 2 December last year.

“I decided to name my next album ‘Better Place’ as a dedication to my late friend who was murdered in Zandspruit. I know Zandspruit was not a better place for him, and I hope he is in a better place wherever he is. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” concluded Ishmiza.

 

Ishmiza SA has been nominated in three categories for the forthcoming 035 music awards to take place in KZN in December. He is nominated for the Song of the year, mix tape of the year and hustler of the year.

 

People who want to vote for Ishmiza in 035 Awards can SMS Ishmiza to 35029.

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