Mxolisi Mfundisi joined Xhalanga Blues while he was still a learner at Arthur Tsengiswe “Dutch” School. Players, like Leader Mazaleni, who were at Cala High at the time, were the first to spot his talent. Mxolisi lived in the village called Tiwani and played at the school and not for a local club. He was approached by players like Leader Mazaleni to join Xhalanga Blues, but he had his reservations about playing for a team at a higher level. Instead he opted to join Swallows,…Continue Reading “Through The Eyes of a Legend: Mxolisi “Cules” Mfundisi”

LM Slingela

Cala used to be the breeding place of sport. In the early 50’s, the football teams in Cala were some of the best in the Western Transkei. Then there was Xhalanga Blues FC formed in 1963 by the likes of LM Slingela who played at that time. Slingela went on to manage Xhalanga Blues FC as a trainer and coach. While he was not formally qualified, he used the skills he had earned on the field during his playing days. The team participated in the…Continue Reading “Through the Eyes of a Football Legend: The Xhalanga Blues FC”