Mukondeni, the champions of the netball during the Makhado Mayoral Games.
Prize money amounting to R400 000 was distributed to different teams and sporting codes during the prize-giving ceremony for the Makhado Mayoral games, which were held at the Vhuilafuri Stadium on Saturday.
Makhado Municipality’s mayor, Cllr Samuel Munyai, emphasised the importance of education during the ceremony and said that sport without education meant nothing. “You can be a star today and be written off the following day. Education will never forsake you, and you can bank on it,” he added.
He said that that he was impressed by the way the competition had been run and indicated that they would continue to sponsor the competition in the coming years. The sponsorship is in appreciation for the unwavering support they were getting from the local communities, he said.
The champions in soccer, Muduluni Young Chiefs, went home with R7 500, a floating trophy, gold medals and a soccer kit. The winner in the netball section, Mukondeni Netball Club, collected R7 500, gold medals, a trophy and netball kit.
The kings in the basketball division are the Vleifontein Basketball team. They also received R7 500, gold medals, a trophy and basketball kit, while Nzhelele, the winners of the boxing section, received a trophy, R7 500, gold medals and boxing gloves.
Date:09 May 2019 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.