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Sport - Date: 11 June 2020
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 677
The organizers of the Vhanasi Soccer Tournament are still not certain whether they will be able to stage the annual event this year.
According to one of the organizers, Mr Mmbi Munasi, the nationwide lockdown has created a cloud of uncertainty over the staging of the tournament. Munasi, who doubles up as the sponsor of the event, said that they had already started with the preparations for the tournament.
He said that they had already held several meetings, even though the tournament was normally staged towards the end of each year. Munasi also stated that the level of the coronavirus lockdown would dictate to them if the tournament could take place.
He also said that it was their wish to see the curve for the pandemic flattened before the end of October.
Berea FC were crowned the champions last year. They beat Gondeni Big Cat 4-0 to lift the trophy. Berea took home R12 000, soccer kit, gold medals and a soccer ball. The runners-up, Gondeni Big Cat, received R6 000, soccer kit, silver medals and a soccer ball. Sambandou United Professionals, who finished in the third spot, received R3 000, bronze medals and a soccer ball during the ceremony.
The individual awards were presented to Dakalo Ratshitanga (best player of the tournament), Pfariso Mukoma (top goal scorer) and Mr Rofhiwa Muligwe (best coach). All the individual awards recipients were from Berea FC. Sixteen teams from all over Vhembe District took part in the tournament.
The organizer and sponsor of the tournament, Mr Mmbi Munasi.
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.