Sport - Date: 23 June 2022
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 442
The opening matches for the annual Masawe Tournament will be played at the Vhufuli Goldville Grounds next Monday (27th).
The tournament was officially launched during a ceremony held at the Masawe Car Wash in Tshitereke last Sunday. Fourteen teams from Vhufuli and the surrounding areas will take part in the tournament.
The teams that will battle for the championship are: Mavhola Young Castle, Vhufuli Dangerous Scorpions, Mafagini FC, Domboni FC, Tshitereke Young Citizens, Vondwe Hard Bricks, Vondwe Juventus, Vondwe Young Brothers, Evalon FC, Lavani Arsenal, Makhuvha Young Brothers, Golden Boys FC, Musasenda Big Five and Makhuvha Up The Ants.
The semi-final and final matches are expected to be played at the same venue next Friday (1 July). This year’s champions will take home R5 000, a floating trophy, soccer kit, gold medals, 15 pairs of soccer boots and two soccer balls. The runners-up will receive soccer kit, R3 000, 15 pairs of soccer boots, silver medals and two soccer balls.
The team finishing in third place will be presented with R1 500, a soccer kit and two soccer balls. A soccer kit, two soccer balls and cash amounting to R750 are awaiting the team that will finish in the fourth position. Teams that will be booted out of the tournament in the quarterfinal round will each receive two soccer balls, while the remaining teams will each receive a consolation prize of one soccer ball.
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Photographed during the ceremony are, from left to right, Mr Masala Ramaphosa (sponsor), Musanda Vho-Tsatsawane (local traditional leader) and Mr Ephraim Singo (chairman of Thulamela Local Football Association). Photo supplied.
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.