Eluxolweni scoops diski cup

2018-03-22 06:00
Eluxolweni primary under 14 won the Girl Soccer Festival held in their school.PHOTO: DUMISANI nTSODO

Eluxolweni primary under 14 won the Girl Soccer Festival held in their school.PHOTO: DUMISANI nTSODO

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Eluxolweni primary school in Site B was abuzz with activities last Friday as the school hosted the Girls Soccer Festival in its grounds.

Organised by Ikasi School Soccer, it is an effort to take children away from the streets and create a safe environment for learning.

Among the four primary schools which tool part were Hopolang, Lwandle and Kukhanyile.

Each school was represented by the u/ 12s and un/14 teams.

Lwandle beat Kukhanyile in the juniors with a solitary goal.

While Eluxolweni thwacked Kukhanyile 2-1 in the seniors.

Both winners were awarded trophies, while the losers received certificates of participation.

Event organiser Dumisani Ntsodo said both winners will, in turn, be gifted rain jackets in the school’s colours.

In June, the competitors will play return to play at Kukhanyile Primary School in June.

“This is our first event and we are intending to hold it quarterly. Now that we have started, we are going to do it again in June and September. Our aim is to promote girl soccer in all the primary schools in Khayelitsha,” said Ntsodo.

He said they are planning to deploy soccer coaches to all the schools.

“We are only working with four primary schools now, but we are planning to extend to other schools in the area.

From this festival, we are going to select the 12 best learners, to make a team to play against the German school in Cape Town. this is just to give them the exposure to showcase their talent,” he added.

No dates have ben confirmed yet.

Khaya Mneno, Eluxolweni soccer coach and educator, said the spirit in his team was high after the tournament.

“We are so excited. We’ve been working so hard preparing for this festival. I’ve been working with this team for a very long time. And there were times where the children were complaining because we didn’t have opponents and were not playing,” said Mneno.

Ntsodo urged local businesses to support their efforts with gear and other paraphernalia.

Contact Ikasi School Soccer’s Dumisani Ntsodo on 0732561395

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