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Makhado Local Football Association President Freddy Phathela hands over the trophy to the captain of the Tshiozwi team, Mashudu Nengovhela, while his teammates and Mamu Community Development secretary Jafter Mamugudubi look on. Photo supplied.

Tshiozwi team win Youth Day mini tournament

 

The Tshiozwi team was crowned champion of the Hollywoodbets Cup 2024 after an exciting final held at the Tshikota Masedi Grounds on Monday, the 16th. In the final match, Tshiozwi defeated Tshikwarani 2-1 to clinch the title. Tshiozwi advanced to the final by also beating Madombidzha 2-1 earlier in the tournament, while Tshikwarani secured their spot by defeating hosts Tshikota 1-0 in the semi-finals.

Manager Mr Patrick Nageli attributed Tshiozwi's success to thorough preparation, mentioning that they had started training three months before the tournament and played several friendly matches to refine their game plan.

Tshiozwi received a prize of R8,000, while the runners-up, Tshikwarani, earned R4,000 for their efforts. The two semi-finalist teams each received R2,000.

Mr Nkanyiso Dlamini from Hollywoodbets, one of the sponsors, expressed satisfaction with the tournament's organisation and noted the strong turnout of local soccer fans.

Mr Jafter Mamugudubi, the general secretary of Mamu Community Development, highlighted the tournament as a testament to community collaboration. He extended gratitude to the sponsors who made the event possible, including Premjee and Son Cash & Carry, Hollywoodbets, Hollywood Foundation, KFC, BP Filling Station, Collins Sebola Group, Talisman Tools Hire, Hyundai Louis Trichardt, Postnet Makhado Crossing, Phadziri Bus Service and Coaches, Coca Cola, Powerade, FNB, Trade Post 2076cc, Afrox, Soutpansberg Cold Storage, Ntivo’s Freshly Baked Scones, Leach Printers, Good Night Bedding, and Melton Lufuno Logistics and Security.

 

 

Date:20 June 2024

By: Anton van Zyl

Anton van Zyl has been with the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror since 1990. He graduated from the Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg) and obtained a BA Communications degree. He is a founder member of the Association of Independent Publishers.

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