Players receive awards for effort

2016-12-01 06:00
 Cape Town United FC in a celebratory mood during the club’s award ceremony held last Saturday.

Cape Town United FC in a celebratory mood during the club’s award ceremony held last Saturday.

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The Langa-based Cape Town United held a gilttering awards and year end celebrations at the at the Johnson Ngwevela Langa Hall.

This was the first occasion of this nature for the club since it was established 14 years ago.

The event was that of glitz and glamour, considering it was a first.

This gave an indication of where the club was destined; for bigger things!

Cape Town United is a product of Thanduxolo “Takes” Spelman, Monwabisi “Mashiya” Ralarala, Xolile Mateza, Sonwabo “Stokes” Minya, Zithulele “Tall” Kapteni, Jackie Sokhanyile, Mxolisi “Barcos” Zondi and Dr Mfundo Feketshana.

It was an honour for this scribe to be a part of this event, having been invited as a parent, considering rampant juvenile gangsterism in Langa.

Present at the event were Provincial Social Development MEC Albert Fritz ; Sports Ministry Chief of Staff Mr Steve Tshabalala, Pastor Zondi of The Baptist Church of Christ Langa and councillor Nomtha Dilima.

It was, however, a bitter-sweet day as most parents of the boys were not present to witness the event.

Club chairperson Xolile Mateza gave a brief history of where the club started, and their vision moving forward.

It was their vision that kept them intact up until today. It was also the celebration of new-found sponsors who had made donations to the team.

Cape Span donated two playing kits for the senior team playing the SAB League, and also paid the SAFA Cape Town financial dues for 2016/17 season.

T Systems (who is also a proud sponsor of Germany’s club Bayern Munich) donated kits and soccer boots for the under 9 team and also sponsored the event itself.

Amongst the Club’s proudly supporters; Mr Lindikhaya Sipoyo who has recently joined in, gave a moving speech on the importance of parents’ involvement in the club and how crucial it was for them to the benefit of the club’s success. He further expressed his feelings of how sad it was to hear of boys killing each other in Langa today rather than playing with each other.

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