One of the tournament organisers, Mr Richard Rambiyana. Photo supplied.

Teams prepare for Vhako’s Soccer Challenge


The annual Vhako’s Soccer Challenge Tournament will be staged at the Gumbu Sports Grounds from next Tuesday until Thursday (27 to 29 December). According to one of the organisers of the tournament, Mr Richard Rambiyana, eight teams from the Niani area will take part in this year’s event. Teams that will partake in the tournament are Gumbu FC, Masisi Young Stars, Bale FC, Maramanzhi FC, Tshenzhelani Diiteleni, Makavhini FC, Sigonde FC and Mutele FC.

This year’s champions will receive R3 500. The runners-up will be presented with R2 000, while teams booted out of the tournament in the semi-final stage will each go home with R500.

Mr Rambiyana said that six tshigombela traditional dancing groups will compete at the same venue for the duration of the soccer tournament.

The traditional-dancing groups that will compete for the top spot are Gumbu, Sigonde, Manenzhe, Makavhini, Dovho and Duluthulu. The champions in the traditional dances will receive R2 000, while the second- and third-placed sides will be presented with R1 000 and R500 respectively.



Date:22 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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