Photographed during the launch were, from left to right: Mr Patrick Mudau (sponsor), Nditsheni Tshigabe (LTT Murunwa TVET College), Mpfariseni Musekwa from MLFA, Simon Mashele (MLFA) and Petros Chikava from LTT MurunwaTVET College.
The LTT Murunwa TVET College Soccer challenge that was launched last Saturday caters for teams under the auspices of the Makhado Local Football Association (MLFA), Soutpansberg region.
The sponsor, Mr Patrick Mudau, director of LTT Murunwa TVET College, said that the sponsorship of R60 000 clearly indicated that his college wanted to serve the community and develop sports in the area. "We are part of this community and we are doing this to support the local people," he said.
The coordinator of Makhado LFA in Soutpansberg region, Mr Mpfariseni Musekwa, said that identifying sport stars at grassroots level was important. He applauded the sponsor for helping to identify the talent in the region.
According to him, seeing that many businesspeople kept all their profit for themselves, without thinking of ploughing anything back into the community, was painful.
The winner of the competition will receive R6 500, a floating trophy, a new soccer kit and gold medals, while the runners-up will receive R5 000, a soccer kit and silver medals. The team that will finish in third position will go home with R4 000 and bronze medals. The team ending fourth will receive R3 000.
The teams ending from fifth to eighth position will receive R9 000 each.
Saturday’s fixtures at the Madombidzha Try Again grounds are: Matika FC vs Zoutpansberg Powerline at 09:00, Ravele Black Dragons vs Dave16FC at11:00. Tshiozwi Dynamos vs Ravele Highlanders at13:00 and Sinthumule Dangerous Stars vs Ramantsha Lotavha at15:00.
The fixtures for the Muduluni Young Chiefs grounds are: Chris United vs Gogobole Bucs at 09:00, Magau Mighty Green vs Madombidzha Try Again at 11:00, Madodonga Happy Hearts vs Manavhela Ablex FC at 13:00 and Madombidzha Celtic vs Ramantsha Skomboys at 15:00.
Date:06 September 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.