An 11-year-old pool champ from Mitchells Plain has been chosen to represent South Africa at an international tournament taking place in Cyprus in November.
The European Blackpool Association announced the 2019 Nations Cup of Pool would be held in Cyprus.
Little Taufeeq Murray, a Grade 5 pupil at Highlands Primary School lives in Colorado Park, with his
parents and three siblings.
He started playing pool when he was just four and has been playing professionally for the past three years for his club Millenium.
He has been selected to represent South Africa twice already and this year, he was ranked number one in the under 14-squad.
Taufeeq's dad Shadley, 34, says he is proud to have one of his children following in his footsteps.
“I played since I was young myself and he was just four when he picked up the cue for the first time,” he says.
“He loved it and I took him with me and taught him to play.”
WINNER: Taufeeq select to play for SA. Photo: Supplied.
The oulike laaitie says he wants the chance to show he is the best.
“I’m excited and the trip is a chance for me to show the world what I can do. I was chosen to
represent South Africa in 2017 as well, but we were not taken to play overseas.”
The family are not sure how much cash is required for Taufeeq’s trip yet, but have already started
planning fundraisers in the form of raffles and a high tea.
Shadley says he wants to take his other kids along on the trip: “This is a great opportunity and we don’t want them to miss it.”
To assist with donations and to find out about the fundraisers, please contact Shadley Murray on 081 743 6613.