Mr Peter Chauke from Rambuda Young Fighters receives his team's prize from Vhamusanda Vho-Mulindavhathu Randima (right).
Rambuda Young Fighters were crowned the Mulindavhathu Soccer Challenge champions at the Khubvi Benjie's grounds last Sunday. They beat Khubvi Dangerous Darkies 4-0 in the final.
Young Fighters received R3 000, a soccer kit, a soccer ball and gold medals during a ceremony held at the grounds shortly after the final whistle. Fighters beat Muledzhi Fire Boys 2-0 in the quarterfinal and Tshandama Try Together 2-1 in the semi-final stage of the tournament.
The runners-up, Khubvi Dangerous Darkies, took home R2 000, a soccer kit, a soccer ball and silver medals. Darkies beat Mutshenzheni Gorillas 4-3 in their opening match and Berea FC in a penalty shoot-out in the semi-final.
The third-placed side, Tshandama Try Together, received R1 000 and a soccer ball. Tshandama beat Berea FC 1-0 in their losers’ final match at the same venue earlier that day. Berea received R700 and a soccer ball.
The remaining teams were each given a consolation prize of a soccer ball. Eleven teams took part in this year’s tournament.
During the ceremony, one of the organizers for the tournament, Mr Prince Mapholi, thanked the players and fans for their behavior throughout the tournament.
A local traditional leader, Vhamusanda Vho-Mulindavhathu Randima, was the main sponsor for the tournament.
Date:07 September 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.