Businessman funds tournament to empower future footballers

2018-09-21 06:00
Zwelinzima Senior Secondary football players after winning the tournament. PHOTO: supplied

Zwelinzima Senior Secondary football players after winning the tournament. PHOTO: supplied

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UMZIMKHULU’s Zwelinzima Senior Secondary School were crowned victorious at the Kay Motsepe tournament, held in Bongweni Stadium on September 1. The event was funded by local businessman Patrice Motsepe.

The side defeated Centocow High School from Bulwer 4-3 on penalties and were later crowned winners of the tournament.

The Zwelinzima team will be now go on to play in the provincial tournament, being hosted in Durban on September 22.

Co-ordinator of school’s football in the Harry Gwala District Dickson Mahlaba said four schools played against each other at the tournament. The schools were Masameni SSS from Ixopo, Zwelinzima SSS from Umzimkhulu, Shayamoya High from Kokstad, and Centocow High School from Bulwer.

“The tournament was meant to nurture young talent in football and we are grateful for the funding from businessman Patrice Motsepe,” said Mahlaba.

Mount Currie Secondary, from Kokstad, represented Harry Gwala District at the provincial tournament last year but was defeated.

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