Soccer teams during the preliminary matches that were played two weeks ago for the upcoming Tshitale Sports Festival. Photo supplied.

First Tshitale Sports Festival to be held at Hamulima

Sport - Date: 08 February 2024


The Department of Sports, Arts, and Culture in Vhembe District, in collaboration with the Tshitale Sports Committee, will be hosting the first Tshitale Sport Festival at Vhaluvhu Secondary School in Pfananani village, Hamulima, on Saturday, 10 February.

The festival is scheduled to start at 05:30, with the Big Walk, a 5km fun walk, beginning at 06:00 from Vhaluvhu Secondary School to Mibomoni Crossing and back to the school.

At 07:00, the toss-up for the Top 8 U/17 teams will take place, after which all games will begin, until the festival concludes. In between the U/17 games, masters soccer games will be played by men and women over 55. The second- and third-placed teams in each category will be awarded medals, while the winners will receive soccer kits.

Vincent Mutshotshomi Mathiba, the public relations officer of the Tshitale Sports Committee, mentioned that the aim of hosting the festival was to attract learners to sports. “The festival aims to get children off the streets. We also want the Department of Sports, Arts, and Culture to create more sports opportunities and spaces for our learners, ensuring they are free from stress and helping them produce better results at school by refreshing their minds through sports, arts, and culture,” he said.

The festival will also be honoured by the presence of the MEC for Sports, Arts, and Culture, Ms Nakedi Kekana. Scouts from teams such as Munaca FC, Black Leopards, and local netball teams will be on the lookout for potential talent during the tournament.


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Khathutshelo Raliphaswa

Khathutshelo Prudence Raliphaswa started her journey in the media industry by studying Media Consultancy at Boston College in 2018. She continued her studies in journalism at IIE Rosebank College and graduated in 2022. Her passion is to be creative with words and tell stories in a more detailed way. She started as an intern at Limpopo Mirror in 2023 and is primarily responsible for the translations into Tshivenda..

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