The director of Midey Trading, Mr Ayodele Ogunrinde (right) congratulates Rabelani Muofhe of Pull Together, the top goal scorer. Next to Ogunrinde is his wife Olive.
The much-fancied Mulodi Young Santos, last year's Midey Charity Cup champions, could not live up to expectations and were knocked out of the competition in the early stages.
This was during the annual Midey Charity Cup, where hundreds of community members from Ha-Rabali and its surrounding villages in the Nzhelele area braved the winter cold and had a fun-filled day of soccer and music.
The tournament, the brainchild of businessman Mr Ayodele Ogunrinde and his wife Olive of Midey Trading CC, was held at the Rabali Stadium at the weekend
In the first game, Rabali Pull Together showed their determination to win the tournament when they walloped Tshithuthuni Remember My Promise 4-1 to book a place in the final. Mulodi Young Santos were eliminated by Shanzha Continentals in the second game.
In the final, Rabali Pull Together took full control of the game by scoring six goals against Shanzha Continentals, who scored a solitary goal.
For their efforts, Pull Together took home a cash prize of R7 000 and medals, while Continentals took home R3 000 and medals. Rotshidzwa Neluheni of Shanzha Continentals was the goalkeeper of the tournament and his teammate, Thuso Thenga, the player of the tournament. Rabelani Muofhe of Rabali Pull Together was the top goal scorer.
In handing over the prizes, Mr Ayodele Ogunrinde said the tournament was a way of bringing people together and promoting unity in the community. "As a company we should bring change in communities as part of our social-responsibility programme. This is a way of ploughing back to the community that supports our businesses, and we have helped disadvantaged learners at schools and sponsored Khakhathi's birthday, among others.”
Date:27 June 2019 - By: Elmon Tshikhudo
Elmon Tshikhudo started off as a photographer. He developed an interest in writing and started submitting articles to local as well as national publications. He became part of the Limpopo Mirror family in 2005 and has since been a familiar name among the newspaper's readers.