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Sport - Date: 16 August 2019
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 289
Following the success of the Makuya Annual Soccer Tournament at the Makuya Try Again grounds over the past weekend, local football fans can expect another tournament in the near future. This was said by the tournament’s chief organizer, Mr Neo Mutshauba.
Mutshauba stated that the sponsors for last weekend’s tournament were highly impressed by the way it had dbeen run and the spectators who had come in their numbers, despite the cold weather. He affirmed that the sponsors had made a commitment to sponsor another tournament before the end of next month. According to him, the next tournament is expected to be big in terms of sponsorship and the participating teams.
Eight teams, Gondeni Big Cat, Makuya Try Again, Masisi FC, Anel Real Vikings, Berea FC, Matangari High Aims, Tshilamusi Super Eagles and Phaphama Young Stars, took part in last weekend’s tournament. Berea FC were crowned the champions after beating Gondeni Big Cat 6-5 in the final. The winner was determined through penalty shootout, following a 1-1 draw at the end of the regulation time.
Berea received R5 000 during a ceremony at the grounds shortly after the final game. Gondeni Big Cat received R3 500.
Teams that were booted out of the tournament in the semi-final stage, Matangari High Aims and Tshilamusi Super Eagles, received R1 500 each.
The champions, Berea FC.
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.