Soccer greats announced as Smirnoff Raga Bolo ambassadors

2016-01-28 06:00
 Pollen Ndlanya , Thabo Mngomeni, Benedict Vilakazi and Stanton Fredericks

Pollen Ndlanya , Thabo Mngomeni, Benedict Vilakazi and Stanton Fredericks

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Smirnoff kicks things up a gear by bringing its soccer championship back to the streets of Mzansi, for the first time since 2011.

Raga Bolo, which means kick the ball, is a five-a-side street soccer championship played by predominantly tavern teams around the country.

With roads as the pitches and streetlights as the stadium, it’s the sporting tournament of the year for local communities nationwide.

Kyle Lesch, brand manager of Smirnoff 1818 said, “We are very excited to bring Raga Bolo back.

Just like Smirnoff, street soccer is exclusively for everyone. This is your chance to Represent Your Kasi and Light Up the Moment.”

In order to become a Raga Bolo participating team, taverns will need to achieve a set criteria over the qualifying period.

There will be two qualifying periods and so, two opportunities for taverns to get into Raga Bolo.

Places are limited, with only 136 teams across the country eligible to enter the championship – so support your local outlet and ensure that they are one of them.

The games will kick off in February 2016, culminating in the finals later in June.

Four soccer legends have been announced as Smirnoff Kings- ambassadors for the Smirnoff Raga Bolo street soccer championship.

Benedict Vilakazi, Stanton Fredericks, Thabo Mngomeni and Pollen Ndlanya will travel to communities around the country as part of the Smirnoff Raga Bolo Championship roadshow.

Fans will be able to meet the legends, take photos with them and stand a chance to win great prizes.

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