One of the top performers in the classroom, Dakalo Mareda, displays his trophy and certificates. He is flanked by Mr Joel Masutha and Ms Wisani Nemuremelane. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.

Rams Soccer Academy rewards top performers


Learners from Rams Soccer Academy whose performances were outstanding in the classroom and on the field of play this year were rewarded during a ceremony held at the academy’s premises in Tshisaulu outside Thohoyandou last Saturday evening.

Andani Mudalahothe was the recipient of the U/13 top goal scorer award. He received a trophy and certificate during the ceremony. Lucky Mavhungu was also presented with a trophy and certificate after he was named the best midfielder in the same category. The U/13 best defender award went to Oritonda Budeli. The recipients of the U/15 awards were Ntsieni Muleya (top goal scorer), Thembi Nyamane (best defender) and Mpho Netshiavha (best midfielder). The learners who received the U/17 awards were Mabetoa Molemo (top goal scorer), Junior Lutanyani (best midfielder) and Takalani Tshiyedzi (best defender).

The learners whose performance in the classroom was above average throughout the year were Dakalo Mareda, Junior Mampa, Junior Muthelo, Vhuthu Mbodi, Arehone Makhari, Lucky Mavhungu, Wavhudi Govhola and Ampfaho Nkanyane.

According to the founder of the academy, Mr Tshifhiwa Ramukosi, the school had obtained a 97% pass rate this year. Mr Ramukosi said that the academy had been founded in February last year. The school had a total enrolment of only seven learners last year. The number has risen to 45 this year. The academy was recently crowned the champions of the Rams Soccer Tournament that was staged at the Saselamani Stadium.



Date:21 December 2022

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.

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