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Top gymnastics job for former tumbling ace Tseko

The South African Gymnastics Federation (SAGF) welcomes in the New Year with the appointment of High Performance Manager, Tseko Mogotsi, as Chief Operating Officer.

Mogotsi, who hails from the North West Province, is an ex South African tumbling gymnast. His main achievements as a gymnast were attaining bronze and silver World Games medals in 1997 and 2001 respectively; World Championship team silver medal in 2001 for tumbling, as well as a No1 world ranking in 2003 for tumbling.

Mogotsi, who is also a coach and judge, began working at SAGF in 2005 as Tumbling Technical Officer. He soon progressed to the position of High Performance Manager, with him being a valuable asset to SAGF ever since.

Not only is Mogotsi’s rececent promotion a great highlight in his career, two other highlights which occurred in 2013 where him completing his MBA studies in Business Administration at Regenesys Business School, as well as becoming a first time father on 22 December, his wife giving birth to a baby boy named Tlotsoyaone.

Mogotsi’s MBA part-time studies began in August 2010, which he completed in October 2013. As part of his studies, he completed a 162-page dissertation. His topic was: ÔÇ£To determine the factors influencing Corporate Sponsorship for ‘Cinderella Sports’ in South Africa. The purpose of the study was to analyse any underlying causes of inequitable distribution of sport sponsorship in South Africa.

Having embarked on the MBA to better equip himself in his work role, it was not an easy task having to juggle his work commitments and a heavy study load, which consisted of 14 modules and 20-30 page assignments for each module. However, with much perseverance and hard work, as well as support from his family and SAGF, he succeeded.

As per Mogotsi: ÔÇ£This accomplishment means a great deal to me actually. There were times when the going was very tough and I felt I didn’t have the strength to keep up. I had to continually tell myself ‘You WILL finish this course!’, and with God’s grace I did finish. I now understand what Nelson Mandela meant when he said: ‘It always seems impossible until it’s done.ÔÇØ

Mogotsi is excited with his new appointment as SAGF COO and looks forward to the challenge. With his assistance the federation aims to develop and grow the sport of gymnastics in the South African Sports Industry.


Well done Tseko on your promotion and thank you for mentioning GOD as well. May He continue to prosper you in all areas of your life. Siamisang Motlhale's brother.