Former Bafana Bafana player, Siphiwe Tshabalala is launching a children’s book as part of his 2010 World Cup commemoration. The children’s book tells a tale about a boy from the dusty streets of Soweto who had big dreams of playing for the first World Cup on the African continent. Super Shabba, The African Superhero is aimed at giving young South Africans an authentic Africa superhero to inspire them.
Tshabalala said the launch of the book had been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. “There’s a children’s book coming‚ with beautiful graphics. It’s a story of ‘Super Shabba’ in a character. Super Shabba is an authentic African superhero. A superhero who you can bump into. It’s a story where we want to inspire and give hope to the young ones‚ through my journey,” said Tshabalala.
According to Tshabalala, “It’s a story where the young ones‚ when they see Super Shabba‚ they see themselves as well. A story that will keep the legacy alive to revive their dreams‚ for those who have lost hope. And just to say that‚ ‘It is possible’. Whether you come from a poor background‚ it is possible. And whatever disadvantages you have‚ use them to your advantage. Don’t complain. Complaints won’t take you anywhere. Try your best, always strive. Every generation has its own purpose. Ours is to reveal the truth and reverse the brainwash.”
Furthermore, Tshabalala has also partnered with the Mogale City Municipality where he will be giving food parcels to underprivileged families and copies of his book to the kids in Ward 33‚ Mogale City Plot 89 Nooitgedacht‚ Muldersdrift.In addition, Tshabalala and his wife‚ Bokang have also donated 55 sets of blankets.