Date:12 December 2016 - By: Frank Mavhungu
SAFA Vhembe has done it again. The regional football association got an unqualified audit report for the 2015/16 soccer season. This was revealed by the association’s treasurer, Mr Marcus Mukumela, when presenting the financial statements during the association’s annual general meeting at the Masili Guest House in Sibasa last Saturday.
When addressing the delegates, the association’s president, Mr George Kubayi, stated that they were happy to be associated with a big company such as MMK Administrators. He indicated that the fact that the company had increased their sponsorship to the association from R450 000 to R550 000 was a clear indication that they were satisfied with the manner in which the association was administering its financial matters.
Kubayi further stated that the process of integrating the teams from the defunct Mutale Local Football Association, Thulamela LFA and Musina LFA was at an advanced stage. He said that the integration was necessitated by the new municipal boundaries that took effect after the recent local government elections.
During the meeting, Kubayi handed over a certificate of appreciation to the principal of Benny’s Care Academy, Mr Nqobile Nsindane, as a token of appreciation for representing the country at the Danone Nations World Cup Tournament held in France two months ago. During the meeting, the association’s general secretary, Mr Eric Muneri, mentioned that the region had produced four professional referees, Olani Kwinda, Philip Tinyani, Jelly Chavani and Khamusi Razwimisani, in the past four years.
Muneri stated they were worried about the fact that the association has not been able to promote a team to the ABC Motsepe League in the last four years, saying the last team they had promoted was Joe Express. He further revealed that the association had recently acquired a new sponsor, Total South Africa. The first matches of the Total Soccer Challenge were played throughout the region over the past weekend.
The founder of Benny’s Care Academy, Mr David Mufamadi (second from left), and the principal, Mr Nqobile Nsindane (second from right) photographed with their certificate, while the president of the association, Mr George Kubayi (left), and his deputy, Mr Joe Malala (right), look on.
Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990. He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.