Local soccer tourney launched

2016-12-01 06:00
 Mihlali Mayambela.

Mihlali Mayambela.

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The inaugural Mayambela Community Cup featuring u.21 teams will be played in three stadiums.

The games will be played at the Strand and two Khayelitsha Stadiums from December to December 18.

Tournament founders Ajax Cape Town’s dribbling wizard Mark Mayambela and his sibling, Sweden based Mihlali, said this was their way of ploughing back to the communities that raised them.

“We are acknowledging these communities continued support throughout our careers. This is a platform to build our communities through football and instill hope for the future generation,” said Mark.

H e said they invited ex-professional players and scouts to watch these future stars and perhaps afford them an opportunity in the big leagues and shape their future and career for better.

“ Our ultimate goal is to see another ‘Mayambela’ unearthed in our dusty streets and to go on and conquer the world and therefore become an inspiration to other young and upcoming youngsters,” he said.

The tournament will be used to raise funds for various children’s homes, institutions and other organisation that benefit of CSI programmes.

Affiliation fee is R1000 per team and thefirst prize is a whopping R20 000 with a brand new kit, trophy and gold medals.

The second best team takes away R10 000 with a brand new kit, trophy and silver medals.

Tournament director Siyasanga Ntsizi from the Black Market Creative said only 32 teams will be accepted on a first come basis.

“We are advising teams to book their places as soon as possible as we have interested teams from beyond the Western Cape,” he explained. The Player of the Tournament award will be dedicated to Cecil Lolo, the late Ajax Cape Town player.

“He was a brother and a friend, who would have wanted to be involved. The winner of the Cecil Lolo award will receive a soccer boot, a signed jersey, a trophy and a cash incentive of R1500,” said Siyasanga.

The top goal scorer will walk away with a soccer boot, trophy and R1500 in cash prize.

Call Siya on 081 789 1948 or email: ssntsizi@gmail.com.

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