Gogos in Mpheni Village say they suffer from sore joints and chronic illnesses because they don’t get enough exercise or do enough hobbies. But days of sitting at home drinking traditional beer are over after football for the elderly in the village was launched.
KWA-ZULU NATAL – A stadium packed with spectators cheering on elderly participants as they competed in jukskei, rugby ball throw, athletics events, soccer, netball and other ball games. This was the scene at the 2017 Gogolympics.
Twice a week more than 50 elderly people from Ha-Mabila and surrounding villages, outside of Sibasa in Limpopo gather at a local sports ground to play football and perform traditional dances.