The tournament spokesperson, Mr Musiiwa Tshifaro. Photo supplied.
All roads will lead to the Makhuvha Stadium on Wednesday, 16 June, where the annual Nema Soccer Tournament will take place.
As usual, four teams from around Vhembe District will take part in the one-day event. Berea FC, Mulima Agri-Village FC, Dipeni FC and the hosts, SMSA FC, will battle for the championship this year.
According to the spokesperson for the tournament, Mr Musiiwa Tshifaro, no entry fee is required to participate in the tournament, but the teams will be required to pay the match officials their traveling fees.
The first semi-final match is scheduled to start at 10:00. SMSA FC and Mulima Agri-Village FC will be the first to enter the field of play. Dipeni FC and Berea FC will follow suit at midday. The winners in the semi-final stage will meet in the final later in the afternoon.
Mr Tshifaro revealed that this year’s champions will take home cash of R3 000 and a soccer kit. The runners-up will receive a cash prize of R1 500 and two soccer balls. Teams that will be booted out of the tournament in the semi-final stage will go home with empty hands.
Mr Tshifaro further revealed that the first edition of the tournament had been staged at the same venue five years ago. They could not stage the tournament last year because of the national lockdown.
The managing director for SMSA FC, Mr Mboniseni Nemaangani, and his counterpart from Mulima Agri-Village FC, Mr Sedzani Matloga, are the main sponsors of the tournament.
Date:04 June 2021 - 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.