Sundowns coach calls for ‘initiative’ support

2017-04-28 06:00
 Photo: siphelele nketoMembers of Manqoba Mngqithi Foundation at the tournament.

Photo: siphelele nketoMembers of Manqoba Mngqithi Foundation at the tournament.

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MANQOBA Mngqithi, Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach asked people to support his initiative of taking youth off the streets to play sport in the Harry Gwala region.

Mngqithi hosted a football tournament in Umzimkhulu last Sunday but was not at the event because Sundowns played Free State Stars inBloemfontein.

In his speech that was read by his wife, he said he is not going to sit back and do nothing while young people “move around in the streets”.

He said business people, government departments and municipalities must help him to build sport facilities for young people.

“We talk about the high use of drugs and teenage pregnancy, but the question we must ask is what are we doing to bring hope and encourage young people.

“It is my aim to have a football stadium that can seat at least 10 000 people and host big sport events.”

At the tournament, Master Eleven FC, Blackpool FC, Liverpool FC, and Bush Bucks FC played in the semi-finals.

Blackpool FC beat Bush Bucks FC 1-0 in the finals.

R10 000 and gold medals were given to Blackpool FC from Umzimkhulu.

Bush Bucks FC from Kokstad received R5 000 and silver medals after coming second.

Both Master Eleven FC and Liverpool FC received R2 500 and medals for coming third.

Mveli Hloba, the secretary of the Manqoba Mngqithi Foundation said the foundation has received additional sponsors and will soon host another tournament.

 

MANQOBA Mngqithi, Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach asked people to support his initiative of taking youth off the streets to play sport in the Harry Gwala region.

Mngqithi hosted a football tournament in Umzimkhulu last Sunday but was not at the event because Sundowns played Free State Stars in Bloemfontein.
In his speech that was read by his wife, he said he is not going to sit back and do nothing while young people “move around in the streets”.
He said business people, government departments and municipalities must help him to build sport facilities for young people.

“We talk about the high use of drugs and teenage pregnancy, but the question we must ask is what are we doing to bring hope and encourage young people.
“It is my aim to have a football stadium that can seat at least 10 000 people and host big sport events.”

At the tournament, Master Eleven FC, Blackpool FC, Liverpool FC, and Bush Bucks FC played in the semi-finals.
Blackpool FC beat Bush Bucks FC 1-0 in the finals.

R10 000 and gold medals were given to Blackpool FC from Umzimkhulu.
Bush Bucks FC from Kokstad received R5 000 and silver medals after coming second.

Both Master Eleven FC and Liverpool FC received R2 500 and medals for coming third.
Mveli Hloba, the secretary of the Manqoba Mngqithi Foundation said the foundation has received additional sponsors and will soon host another tournament.

 

 

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