The champions, Mulima Agri Village FC. Photo supplied.
Mulima Agri Village FC were crowned the champions of the MAV Foundation Soccer Tournament at the Mulima Grounds last Saturday. Agri Village beat Mulima FC 1-0 in the final.
The champions were presented with a soccer kit, soccer ball, gold medals and R3 000 during a ceremony that was held at the grounds shortly after the final game. Mulima FC took home a soccer ball, silver medals and R1000.
Agri Village’s way to the final went via Lambani FC, whom they beat 3-1 in their semi-final match that was played at the same venue earlier that day. Mulima FC beat Pfananani FC 2-1 in the semi-final to secure a place in the final. Four teams, Mulima Agri Village FC, Mulima FC, Lambani FC and Pfananani FC took part in the tournament.
The best players in the different categories were also given awards during the ceremony. The best goalkeeper award was presented to Takalani Mulovhedzi of Agri Village FC. Mulovhedzi was also the recipient of the player who demonstrated fair play throughout the tournament. Paris Ramapala received the Player of the Tournament award during the ceremony. The top goal scorer’s award was retained as no winner was determined in the category.
According to one of the organisers of the tournament, Mr Thomas Ratombo, both the sponsors and the organisers were impressed with the manner in which the tournament was run. Mr Ratombo further stated that their reason to stage a tournament was to curb the high rate of crime and the abuse of drugs and alcohol among the youth in the area. He revealed that the tournament will be an annual event and that the tournament is expected to grow with time in terms of sponsorship and the number of participating teams.
Date:29 April 2022 - 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.