Hat-trick for eThekwini at games

2010-08-17 00:00

THE team from eThekwini maintained their dominance in the Indigenous Games held in Ladysmith this weekend, winning the sixth annual event organised by the KwaZulu-Natal Sports and Recreation Department.

eThekwini won their fifth title, making it their third win in a row.

According to a statement, they have lost only once since the tournament was launched six years ago.

Their overall best performance came mainly as a result of their lead in four of the 10 codes. These were khokho, ingqathu (rope skipping), juskei and incuva. In second and third place were uMgungundlovu and Amajuba respectively.

Other codes that were played were: amagenda (stones) and drie stokkies, both won by uMgungundlovu; dibeke, won by uThukela; arigogo, won by Zululand; and umlabalaba, won by uMkhanyakude. The results of the induku (stick fighting) contest were not available.

The MEC for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation, Weziwe Thusi, said she was excited to see the level of attendance and the commitment shown by the participants and technical officers. She re-affirmed the government’s determination to continue to develop the sports.

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