The secretary of the organising committee, Mr Joseph Manenzhe. Photo: supplied.

Eight teams in Bilisi Sports Festival

Sport - Date: 28 June 2024


Eight teams from the Niani area are gearing up for the annual Bilisi Sports Festival that will be held at the Tshenzhelani Grounds this weekend. As usual, the tournament will be preceded by a fun run on Saturday morning.

The eight teams participating in this year’s edition are Madavhila Kruger Port, Tshikuyu Hot Chillies, Malale D Boys, Maramanzhi Mountain Sweepers, Lwathudwa Black Movers, Dovho Born Free, Tshenzhelani Diiteleni, and Gumbu Peace Makers. The quarter-final matches will be played on Saturday, with the semi-final and final matches scheduled for Sunday.

The first quarter-final match will be between Madavhila Kruger Port and Tshikuyu Hot Chillies, starting at 09:00. Malale D Boys and Maramanzhi Mountain Sweepers will face each other in the second match, which is scheduled to kick off at 11:00. Lwathudwa Black Movers are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations for their match against Dovho Born Free. The hosts, Tshenzhelani Diiteleni, and Gumbu Peace Makers will wrap up the day’s programme at 15:00.

The draw for the semi-final matches will be conducted at the grounds after the last quarter-final game on Saturday. According to the secretary of the organising committee, Mr. Joseph Manenzhe, this year’s champions will become R5,000 richer, apart from receiving the floating trophy. The runners-up will receive R3,000. Teams booted out in the semi-final stage will each receive R1,750. Malale D Boys are the defending champions.


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Frank Mavhungu

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.