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Sport - Date: 16 August 2019
Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 274
Domboni FC beat Dambale Manchester 1-0 in the final of the Rirothe Soccer Tournament at the Mabvete Community Ground on Sunday.
Domboni FC went home with a R1 000 cash prize, a soccer kit, 22 gold medals, a floating trophy and a soccer ball. “We are happy as a team and it is our first time to be crowned champions," said Domboni FC's coach, Mr Lugisani Ndou.
Eight teams participated in the tournament, the first tournament of its kind to celebrate Women’s Month in the rural Niani area.
Dambale Manchester received R700, 22 silver medals and 14 pairs of socks. All other teams were also given appreciation tokens.
The spokesperson for the Rirothe Soccer Tournament, Mr Itani Nephawe, said that they were proud to be the title sponsors of this year's tournament. “I am excited to support this grassroots initiative,” he said. “I promise to make this tournament more successful next year. Again, we thank Mabvete residents for their discipline and good behaviour during the matches."
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Domboni FC (photo) beat Dambale Manchester 1-0 in the final of the Rirothe Soccer Tournament 2019. Photo supplied.
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.