The players and officials of Tshiombo XI Securities celebrate with the team's trophy. Photo supplied.
Tshiombo XI Securities were crowned the champions of the Maanda Munzhedzi Soccer Tournament at the Tshiombo Grounds last Sunday. Securities beat Makwarani Frelimo Boys 2-1 in the final to lift the trophy.
Tshiombo XI Securities’ way to the final went via Tshatshingo Potholes, whom they had beaten 2-0 in the quarter-final at the same venue on Saturday. They went further to crush Maraxwe Happy Boys 2-1 in the semi-final at the same venue earlier that day.
XI Securities were presented with R5,000, a floating trophy, a soccer kit, gold medals and a soccer ball during a ceremony at the grounds after the final game. Frelimo Boys were given R2,500, a soccer kit, silver medals and a soccer ball during the ceremony. Mutshenzheni Gorillas, who finished third, received R1,500, a soccer kit, bronze medals and a soccer ball. Gorillas beat Maraxwe Happy Boys 5-3 in their losers’ final. The winner was determined through penalty shootout. Happy Boys were given R1,500, a soccer kit and a soccer ball.
Teams booted out in the quarter-final round, Tshatshingo Potholes, Vhutalu Mountain Rangers, Mutale Vikings and Mianzwi Green Hornet, were each given a consolation prize of a soccer ball.
Date:02 November 2023
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.