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Sport - Date: 13 September 2018
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 327
Thengwe Flying Peace were crowned the MI Nefale Soccer champions at the Tshishivhe grounds in the Tshilamba area last Sunday.
They beat Ngalavhani Brave Lions 4-0 in the final to lift the trophy. Flying Peace received R5 000, soccer kit, a floating trophy, gold medals and two soccer balls during a ceremony held at the grounds shortly after the final.
Flying Peace’s way to the final went via Mabila Home Defenders, whom they beat 5-4 in their quarter-final match at the same venue the previous day. They beat Tshandama Try Together 4-3 in the semi-final.
Ngalavhani Brave Lions beat Mafukani FC 3-1 in their opening match on Saturday before narrowly beating Lukau Hot Aces 7-6 in the semi-final the following day.
Brave Lions received R3 000, soccer kit, silver medals and two soccer balls.
The teams booted out of the tournament in the semi-final stage, Lukau Hot Aces and Tshandama Try Together, each received R1 000 and two soccer balls.
Eight teams from Tshilamba and the surrounding areas took part in this year’s tournament.
According to one of the organizers, Mr Ronewa Nenzhelele, the tournament will be an annual event, with the sponsorship increasing from time to time. A local lawyer, Mr MI Nefale from MI Nefale Attorneys, was the sole sponsor of the tournament.
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The captain of Flying Peace, Sedzani Makumbila, receives his team’s trophy from Mr MI Nefale (right), while Mr Ronewa Nenzhelele (left) and Mr Charles Phalanndwa look on.
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.