Mr Jafter Mamugudubi (right) hands the R10 000 cash prize to Zimbabwe G Lupopo's coach, Mr Clemence Mabidi (centre). Also in the photograph is Mr Mbishi Mokoena.
In the final match of the KFC Pre-season Cup 2018 at the Lesley Manyathela Stadium in Musina on Monday, Zimbabwe G Lupopo beat Musina Ariedeli 2-1.
Zimbabwe G Lupopo's coach, Clemence Mabidi, said the team was excited about winning the cup and cash prize. “We spent a lot of time practising and making sure that we excel,” he said. “Musina people love football. We continue to receive invites from other teams for participating in friendly district games.”
Sixteen teams participated in the inaugural KFC Pre-season Cup 2018, which was organised and hosted by Mamu Community Development, a non-profit organisation aimed at creating entertainment and unearthing and promoting sporting talent for the Vhembe people.
The general secretary of Mamu Community Development, Mr Jafter Mamugudubi, said that they had enjoyed the inaugural tournament and that they were happy to have hosted at least three teams from SADEC countries and had a female referee to officiate the final match, Ms Hilda Mugwedi.
As champions of the KFC Pre-season Cup 2018, Zimbabwe G Lupopo received a sponsorship for the 2018/19 season registration, transport fees to all matches, referee fees for all games, and administration fees at a cost value of R10 000 cash. They also received a soccer kit, while soccer boots were shared between the 16 teams that participated in the tournament.
Date:19 December 2018 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.