Mr Takalani Rabali.
The registration window for the annual Taki Tournament opened on Monday and 32 teams are expected to take part in this prestigious competition.
According to the spokesperson of the organising committee for the tournament, Mr Takalani Rabali, the tournament is open to any team, irrespective of the place where they are based.
According to him, the first 32 teams to pay the R500 registration fee will partake in the tournament. He stressed the fact that registration will be done on a first-come-first-served basis. The opening matches of the tournament will be staged at the Tshikombani Stadium in the Nzhelele Valley on Saturday, 14 December.
The semi-final matches will also be staged at the same venue on Sunday, 29 December, while the final is scheduled to take place at the Rabali Stadium on Wednesday, 1 January 2020.
According to Mr Rabali, this year’s champions will take home R15 000 and a floating trophy. The rules of the tournament require that the champions must donate R2 000 to a charity of their choice.
The runners-up will become R8 000 richer, while teams booted out of the tournament in the semi-final stage will each receive R3 000. Teams leaving the tournament in the quarter-final stage will each be presented with a consolation prize of R1 000.
More information regarding the tournament can be obtained by phoning the chairperson of the organising committee, Mr Albert Malisha, on 082 7508675 or Mr Shumani Netshivhazwaulu on 0824253712.
Date:04 November 2019 - 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.