Family leaves a legacy

2011-03-09 00:00

FOOTBALL on the South Coast has received a welcome boost with a R25 000 sponsorship from a Swiss-based family that will be used as prize money for this weekend’s 2011 Camillo Ferrari Knockout Cup.

Camillo Ferrari is a retired European businessman who owned companies in 20 countries and was the previous president of a Swiss Premier League football side. Having spent a few days a year visiting the South Coast, Camillo’s son Alberto and his family have decided to leave a legacy here by supporting local football.

The result was a partnership struck between the Ferrari family and the Hibiscus Coast Football Association that saw the launch of a tournament that will take place this weekend.

All 17 teams affiliated with the Football Association will be participating in the tournament and the winning side will claim R6 000 in prize money.

The association’s president, Ayub Moosa, said he is extremely grateful to the Ferrari family for the contribution.

“There is so much talent here and it will mean a lot to all of the players,” Moosa said.

The tournament kicks off on Friday night at the Marburg Sports Stadium and will end on March 26 at the same venue.

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