The teams playing under the banner of Makhado Local Football Association were rewarded on Saturday when they received their prize money during a ceremony at the local show grounds hall.
The teams shared R300 000. The winners in each stream received R6 000 each and were also promoted to the Safa Vhembe MMK Promotional League. Teams promoted are: Tshivhazwaulu Peace Makers, Lambani United, Caledon Junior Birds, Mune Pumps, Matshavhawe United, Madombidzha Try Again and Muraleni Young Rebellions.
The guest speaker, Mr Moses Maluleke, a well- known soccer guru in the province and councillor at the Makhado Municipality, said young people must concentrate on their schoolwork and work harder during their training to achieve good things. He appealed to businesspeople to get involved in promoting sport.
He added that the local league had been operating many years without sponsorship. Maluleke discouraged young people from using drugs and alcohol when they are still young.
The secretary of the Makhado Local Football Association, Mr Freddy Phathela, sent a stern warning to all teams who failed to adhere to the rules that harsh punishment would be imposed on them. He praised the team managers and players for their dedication and commitment during their matches.
He said that the league would resume in the first week of February and appealed to the new teams who wanted to register in the league to pay affiliation fees before the kick-off.
Date:24 January 2020 - 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.