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Big Boss, from Westonaria, coaches a young soccer team. Photo by Sammy Moretsi  ~ 

WOMEN’S Month saw Mzansi women speaking out against the sexist stereotypes holding them back.

No woman should be forced to be a home-maker because of her gender. Women must be allowed to succeed in the world on their own. One woman who turned her ambitions into success is Frenzy Ramunenyiwa (35) from Westonaria, west of Joburg.

Frenzy’s goodwill led her to taking charge of a soccer team that has been named the Frenzy Stars. She also trains the 30 young men at a gym where they learn about discipline and forgiveness.

She said: “I was upset seeing so many youngsters gambling on the streets. I needed a way to engage them and take them off the streets.

“I have never looked back after starting my mission.

“I work to make my team health conscious and eat their vegetables. We also get donations of clean water thanks to a gentleman named Sthembiso Ntshali.”

SunWellbeing spotted Frenzy and the team about to play for the SAB League at the Turf, the nickname of the soccer field at Isiqalo Primary School in Bekkersdal, west of Joburg.

“I am overwhelmed that the field was officially opened by Fikile Mbalula, former minister of sports and recreation.”

Frenzy, who has the nickname Big Boss, earned an honours degree in mining environmental geology from the University of Venda. She then worked as a rock engineer for 11 years at the mine now called Sibanye Gold.

“Working with the men underground made me strong. I learnt never to be passive in my life.

“What lifts my spirits is when my team meets and greets the other players, regardless of who lost or won.

“I teach them that competition is only good when it is used to improve yourself, your talent and confidence. These are lessons that work in all parts of life.

She also said: “It’s not only about my journey but my part in a community.”

Frenzy runs a transport business called Occasion Trips and studies part- time. She has also earned a diploma in business management.

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