Kotelo Mbekeni

In 2009 ,Brian Kotelo started helping with coaching a football group (homeless and people with enduring mental health problems), age 18-19 years old, in Cambridge area.

It became apparent that the demand and popularity was increasing .This group took part in football tournaments organised by the local council.

Brian assisted the group with transport to national trials (for European football tournament for homeless and mental health), also helped the group with transport to the games and training, equipment and kit.

Brian approached a friend Sisa Mbekeni who was doing similar work in London including unregistered charity work in Eastern Cape, South Africa .We would raise money through football tournaments and running races to support a wide range of people in need of funding in under privileged villages in South Africa.

This continued over the years with Brian’s wife, Itu assisting (provide funding out of her pocket) orphans and underprivileged children in the North West Province, South Africa. In May 2020 Brian approached Itu and Sisa to form a registered charity to continue with this work on a formal basis.