Photographed during the handing over of the trophy to the winning team are, from left to right, Mr Mboneni Phungo (sponsor), Aluwani Makamu, Abednigo Thangoana, Luma Makhesa, Justice Maluleke and Moses Nwandule.
Mudikhomu Primary School were crowned as the champions of the Build-It U/13 soccer tournament when they beat Djunani Primary school 5-4 at Elim on Saturday.
The winner was determined by through a penalty shoot-out, as the score was 0-0 after regulation time.
The manager of Build-It Elim, Mr Mboneni Phungo, said the objective of the programme was to instil important values at schools through participation in sports. It will also increase the physical, emotional and intellectual potential of the scholars and promote better health and an active lifestyle.
He added that it was sad that most rural children did not have entertainment activities after school. He stated that his company would continue to sponsor the circuit in the coming years.
Mr Moses Nwadule of Hlanganani Schools Sport appealed to businesspeople to get involved in promoting local activities. He added that his league had been operating many years without a sponsorship.
The champions, Mudikhomu Primary, went home with a floating trophy, soccer kit, 16 small trophies and 16 bibs. The runners-up, Djunani Primary, received 16 bibs, 16 small trophies, a ball and a bag.
Date:26 July 2019 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.