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Sport - Date: 20 December 2018
Written by: Kaizer Nengovhela / Viewed: 720
The annual Sinthumule/Kutama soccer challenge will start on Sunday and the final will be played on New Year’s Day.
The tournament also includes netball teams and U/15 soccer teams. The senior soccer tournament caters for 32 teams and the matches will take place between 23 December and 1 January.
The winner of the competition will receive R15 000, a floating trophy, a new soccer kit and gold medals, while the runners-up will receive R10 000, a soccer kit and silver medals. The team that will finish in third position will go home with R5 000, bronze medals and a soccer kit. The team ending fourth will receive R4 000 and a soccer kit.
The teams ending from fifth to eighth position will get R1 000 each, while teams ending from position 9 to 16 will receive R800 each. The 16 teams that lose in the first round will pocket R400 each.
The champions of the netball competition will get R1 500 and a netball kit, while the runners-up will get R1 000.
The finals will be played at Ravele grounds on 1 January 2019.
The fixtures for the first matches on Sunday are: At Madombidzha Celtic grounds: Ravele Highlanders vs Mailaskop Pull Together; Aston Villa vs Dangerous Stars; KML Falcons vs The Citizen and Madombidzha Celtic vs Runga Birds.
Manavhela grounds: Tornado FC vs Muraleni Rebellion; Magau United vs Tiger Birds; Tshikhwani Stone Breakers vs Tshiozwi Mates and Madodonga Happy Hearts vs Mavhela Black Aces.
Maebane grounds: Zamenkomste FC vs Tshaulu Academy; Baroka FC vs Matamela FC; Madombidzha United vs Mighty Green and Maebane United vs Muthuli FC.
Muraleni grounds: Bayern Muchini vs Madombidzha Chris United; MML vs Mira Blackpool; Gogobole Bucs vs Ramantsha Masters and Madombidzha Try Again vs Muraleni United Brothers.
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Representatives from the different teams pose after the toss on Sunday.
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.