Photographed during the event are, from left to right, Messrs Kaizer Marindi (sponsor), George Kubayi (Safa Vhembe president), Killer Siavhe of Matanda Rockers, Mulimisi Muneri (Safa Vhembe secretary), Joseph Maphaha (deputy president Safa Vhembe) and Tshililo Nedzamba (sponsor).
Matanda Rockers were crowned as champions of the MJN Foundation Soccer tournament, when they beat Greenway Academy 3-1 in the final match at Tshiozwi on Saturday.
During the prize-giving ceremony at Tshiozwi, Mr Neels Kruger of Total Capricorn N1 stated that the company would continue to sponsor the rural soccer tournament next season.
He stated that the sponsorship amount would increase next season.
According to him, he wanted to serve the community and that was why the company decided to sponsor the event. "We are part of this community and we are doing this to support local people," he added.
He praised the committee that managed the sport well and encouraged community members to keep it up to produce talent among the youth.
Matanda Rockers received R10 000, a new soccer kit, gold medals and a trophy. The runners-up, Greenway Academy, went home with R5 000, a new soccer kit and silver medals. The third position went to Magau United, who received R3 000 and bronze medals.
The champions of the MLFA teams were Chris United. They received R5 000, a trophy, gold medals and a new soccer kit. The runners-up, Ravele Black Dragons, collected a new soccer kit and silver medals.
Rockers were first to open their account via Given Sidimela. Aluwani Nedzamba scored his team’s second and third goal. Greenway scored their only goal late in the match through Marubini Manyane.
Date:11 July 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.