Buluni Happy Boys’ fast forward, Elijah Simba.
The Tshifudi Stadium is expected to be packed to capacity tomorrow afternoon when the semifinal matches for the Boy Nemakonde KO competition will be staged there.
Teams that have made it to the semifinal stage of the prestigious competition are Buluni Happy Boys, Begwa United Brothers, Munangwe United Brothers and New Discovery FC.
The first semifinal will be between Buluni Happy Boys and Begwa United Brothers and is scheduled to kick off at 11:00. Buluni Happy Boys beat Nduvheni FC 5-3 to secure a place in the semifinal stage. Begwa’s way to the last-four stage went via Lukalo Hotspurs, whom they crushed 4-1 in their quarterfinal match at the same venue last Saturday.
Begwa must keep a watchful eye on the Happy Boys’ dangerous players in Elijah Simba, Mashudu Munyai and Awelani Simba, or else they will never know what hit them when the referee blows the final whistle.
Munangwe United Brothers (Mubs) will lock horns with New Discovery in the second semifinal match, which is scheduled to start at 15:00
Mubs will pin their hopes on Unandivho Makhuvha, Wisani Hobyane and Fhumulani Sithole for goals.
This year’s champions will take home a cash prize of R13 000, 11 pairs of soccer boots, six soccer balls, a soccer kit and a floating trophy. Eighteen players of the winning team will each be given a cash prize of R500 while the team’s coach will receive a R1 000 award.
The runners-up will take home R1 500, 11 pairs of soccer boots, soccer kit and six soccer balls. The third-placed side will receive R1 500 and six soccer balls ,while the team that will finish in the fourth place will receive six soccer balls. Teams booted out in the quarterfinal stage will each receive a consolation prize of two soccer balls.
Individual awardswill be presented to the player of the tournament (R1 500), the best goalkeeper (R1 500) and the top goal scorer (R1 000).
Date:08 June 2018 - 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.