The champions, Dzwerani United Brothers. Photo supplied.
Dzwerani United Brothers FC have reason to celebrate. They were crowned the champions of the Thulamela Ward 26 Soccer Tournament at the Mahematshena Grounds in the Vuwani area last Sunday.
United Brothers beat Madala Silver Stars 1-0 in the final to lift the trophy. Their way to the final went via Powerline FC, whom they beat 2-0 in their semi-final-round match. United Brothers were presented with R3,500, a floating trophy, gold medals, soccer kit and a soccer ball during a ceremony at the grounds after the final game.
The runners-up, Madala Silver Stars, were given R1,500, silver medals, a small trophy, and a soccer ball. Silver Stars beat Dzwerani Young Brothers 3-2 in their semi-final-round match at the same venue earlier that day.
Nine teams from Ward 26 of the Thulamela Local Municipality took part in the tournament, namely Dzwerani United Brothers, Dzwerani Young Brothers, Mahematshena Flying Birds, Nakisani FC, Centurion FC, Shooting Stars FC, Madala Silver Stars, Powerlines FC and Mvelaphanda FC.
The tournament was organised by the local ward councillor, Rodney Maele.
Date:09 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.