The Ifani Soccer Tournament champions, Marude Secondary School. Photo supplied.

Marude Secondary wins the trophy


Marude Secondary School was crowned the champion of the Ifani Soccer Tournament at the Thohoyandou Technical High School Grounds last Saturday. Marude finished the tournament on top of the log with four points.

They collected three significant points in their opening match against Thohoyandou Secondary, whom they had beaten 2-0. Marude then shared the spoils with Thohoyandou Technical in their second match. The score was 1-1 when the referee blew the final whistle.

The team members were presented with a soccer kit, floating trophy, R1,100, gold medals and three soccer balls during a ceremony at the grounds later that afternoon. Thohoyandou Technical, who finished in the second position, took home a soccer kit, silver medals, certificates, R600 and three soccer balls.

Mr Eric Murudi of Marude Secondary was the recipient for the Best Coach Award. The other individual awards winners are: Londani Tshilongani (player of the tournament), Tsepiso Malatjie (top goal scorer), Ompha Nengwekhulu (best goalkeeper) and Paul Makaula (best referee).


Sport - Date: 26 October 2023

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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.