Inaugural tournament a success

2016-06-22 06:00
THE soccer team of the Mmathabo High School after winning the 16 June Youth Day tournament of the Lengau la Thabeng Herbs and Healers. Photo: Paseka Modisadife

THE soccer team of the Mmathabo High School after winning the 16 June Youth Day tournament of the Lengau la Thabeng Herbs and Healers. Photo: Paseka Modisadife

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QWAQWA. – The Lengau la Thabeng Herbs and Healers Organisation, based in the Makwane Village, Qwaqwa, hosted its 16 June Youth Day tournament on Thursday (16/06).

Four teams from schools around Makwane battled it out in a knockout tournament at the Makwane Sports Ground.

The schools that took part were Mmathabo, Molapo, Clubview and Mohaladitwe High.

The focus of the tournament was soccer and netball.

According to Bolele Majake, chairperson, the aim of the event was to inform the youth about the importance of participating in sport at school level.

“The reason for organising this event is to remind young people that focusing on education is very important, even if at times they may be involved in ancestral calling.

“Sometimes one may think that the calling means someone should leave school,” Majake said.

The organisation also assisted about ten needy families who attended the tournament on the day.

The families were assisted with ten bags of mealie meal.

Mmathabo was the overall winner of the competition in soccer, walking away with a trophy and gold medals.

William Matlokotsi, coach of Mmathabo, expressed his happiness and excitement about his team being the winner of the tournament.

“First and foremost I would like to thank the organisers of the tournament,” said Matlokotsi.

“I am also very excited and happy that we are the winners of the tournament, especially as it was the time it was held.”

The team of the Molapo High School was the winner in the netball leg of the tournament. They received a trophy and gold medals.

According to Majake, the tournament will be held on an annual basis in future.

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