The Tornado Eating House Soccer Challenge champions, Masisi Young Stars. Photo supplied.
Masisi Young Stars were crowned the champions of the Tornado Eating House Soccer Challenge that took place at the Sanari Grounds on Sunday. They beat Red Bull Express 4-2 in the final. The winner was determined through a penalty shootout after no goals were scored during the match.
Young Stars’ way to the final went via Mulala FC, whom they beat 4-2 in their quarterfinal match, which was played at the same venue the previous day. They brutally walloped Sanari Crossbreed 7-1 in their semi-final match earlier that day.
Young Stars were presented with a cash prize amounting to R4 000 during a ceremony held at the grounds shortly after the final. The runners-up, Red Bull Express, went home with a cash prize of R2 000. Red Bull Express beat Dipeni FC 5-4 in the semi-final stage.
Teams booted out of the tournament in the semi-final stage, Dipeni FC and Sanari Crossbreed, were each presented with a consolation prize of R500. Eight teams took part in the tournament. The teams that battled things out in the two-day event were Bale United, Tshilamusi Super Eagles, Red Bull Express, Mulala FC, Masisi Young Stars, Dipeni FC, Dovho Bornfree, and the hosts, Sanari Crossbreed.
During an interview with the tournament’s chief administrator, Mr Emmanuel Mutwanamba, he revealed that both the tournament organisers and the sponsor were satisfied with the way the players behaved throughout the tournament. According to Mr Mutwanamba, all the teams demonstrated a spirit of commitment.
Mr Mutwanamba said that the success of last weekend’s tournament had prompted the organisers and the sponsor to commit themselves to sponsoring another tournament in the near future. A local businessman, Mr Fhumulani Konanani of the Tornado Eating House, was the main sponsor for last weekend’s tournament.
Date:01 July 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.