Halala: Meet Thabo Moloi, Africa's first Red Bull esports athlete

Halala: Meet Thabo Moloi, Africa's first Red Bull esports athlete

- A talented South African has been announced as the first Red Bull esports athlete in Africa

- Thabo Moloi's first ever competitive esports tournament was at the VS Gaming FIFA Festival in 2018 when he was only just 16 years old

- Despite being an unknown player during that tournament, Thabo claimed the top spot on PS4 and walked away with a R400 000 prize

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A young South African has become the first Red Bull esports athlete on the continent. Thabo Moloi, aka Yvng Savage, was recently announced as the brand's first esports athlete in Africa.

The star's first ever competitive esports tournament was at the VS Gaming FIFA Festival in 2018 when he was only just 16 years old. Despite being an underdog, Thabo beat 512 competitors to claim not only the top spot on PS4, but with it a cool R400 000 prize as well.

From there, he was quickly offered a spot with South African esports team, Goliath Gaming. Thabo recently cemented his prowess in the game playing alongside Red Bull athlete Kagiso Rabada, rapper Cassper Nyovest and Mamelodi Sundowns player, Sibusiso Vilakazi, as a member of the eBafana Bafana team in the FIFA eNations Stay and Play Cup.

Leading up to the VS Gaming FIFA Festival, Thabo purchased his own data to ensure he got in the FIFA practice he needed and to watch online tutorials to help him improve.

"Leading up to the VS tournament, I trained with a good friend of mine who is a strong and established FIFA player himself. We would play and I would beat him, but when I started beating him consistently, I decided I was ready to compete," Thabo said in a statement.

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic setback, Thabo is focusing on the events ahead, including the launch of the new FIFA 21 game in October.

Halala: Meet Thabo Moloi, Africa's first Red Bull esports athlete

Thabo Moloi has been announced as the first Red Bull esports athlete in Africa. Image: Mpumelelo Macu/ Red Bull Content Pool
Source: UGC

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In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande has been trending on social media after posting yet another hilarious video of himself dressed to the nines and dancing.

In the latest video, the star can be seen dancing a hilarious dance move in the middle of a deserted road. Katsande's captain at Amakhosi Itumeleng Khune and other social media users have reacted to the player's post.

Reacting to the video shared by the Premier Soccer League (PSL), Khune commented with three dancing man emojis.

Other tweeps, who seem to be Kaizer Chiefs supporters, begged Khune to ask Katsande to focus on football now. They want to win the league title this season.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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