The quarterfinal matches of the Boy Nemakonde Soccer Tournament will be played at the Makhuvha Stadium tomorrow (Saturday).
This year’s tournament was officially launched during a ceremony at the Begwa Brickyard last month. The fixtures for the matches are: Madandila Happy Boys vs Dimani Young Masters, Buluni Happy Boys vs Munangwe United Brothers, Lukalo Hotspurs vs Mubvumoni XI Arrows and Tshaulu Hungry Lions vs Mushiru Going Tigers.
According to one of the organizers of the tournament, Mr Eric Murudi, this year’s champions will take home a cash prize of R10 000, soccer kit, gold medals, a floating trophy, 11 pairs of soccer boots and six soccer balls. The runners-up will receive R1 500, soccer kit and six soccer balls.
The third-placed side will take home a cash prize of R1 500 and six soccer balls, while the team that will be booted out of the tournament in the semifinal stage will receive six soccer balls. The remaining teams will each receive a consolation prize of two soccer balls.
Individual awards will be presented to the best player in the tournament, the top goal scorer and the goalkeeper of the tournament. They will each receive a cash prize of R1 000. The semifinal and final matches will be staged at the Tshifudi Stadium. The semifinal matches will be played on Sunday, while the final is scheduled to be played next Saturday, June 24.
Date:16 June 2017 - By: Frank Mavhungu
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.