Players are ‘hungry’ for soccer

2019-10-10 06:00
Igame Yethu Football Club won the Crossroads Spring Tournament.

Igame Yethu Football Club won the Crossroads Spring Tournament.

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A soccer tournament which aimed at fighting crime and revives the sport in Crossroads was a success.

The Crossroads Spring Tournament started three weeks ago with 22 teams from the area and surroundings taking part. One team came as far as Worcester.

On Saturday 5 October Igame Yethu Football Club from Philippi won 2-0 against Black Swallows Football Club from Crossroads in the final.

Yethu coach Mangaliso Ntombana said it was not easy playing against the teams in the tournament but through their hard work and determination, they managed to win.

The winners won a trophy, medals, a full soccer kit and a new ball.

Ntombana said they joined the tournament because it was for a good cause which was to revive soccer and get children off the streets in Crossroads.

“I was really impressed with the support throughout the tournament. It showed that people of Crossroads are hungry for soccer,” he said.

Tournament organiser Zukiswa Simelukane said despite not having funds to organise the tournament it was a huge success.

“It was more than I expected it to be. The aim was to get children off the streets and they came in numbers with some even taking part,” she said.

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