Sundowns coach gives back to community

2018-06-29 06:00
PHOTO: supplied SAFA Harry Gwala President Thozamile Lugayeni (left) presents a trophy to top goal scorer Yongama Hlongwane.

PHOTO: supplied SAFA Harry Gwala President Thozamile Lugayeni (left) presents a trophy to top goal scorer Yongama Hlongwane.

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MAMELODI Sundowns assistant coach Manqoba Mngqithi hosted his annual tournament in his home town of Umzimkhulu,as part of his efforts to give back to the community, last Saturday.

The tournament aims is to support local football teams in the Harry Gwala District.

Manqoba Mngqithi Foundation secretary Mveli Hloba said this year’s tournament was the most exclusive [sports event] to be held in the area. Many teams participated and walked away with amazing prizes.

“This was a developmental tournament with lots of prizes for teams and football players.

“Local teams from all municipalities in Harry Gwala District played and 32 teams played knockout games,” said Hloba.

Four teams, namely Ixopo United; Good Fellas; Boys to Men; and Clydesdale United Brothers, played in the semi-finals with each participating team being awarded new soccer kits.

Blackpool FC, Eastern Rangers, Mountain Celtics and Dream Team, after playing in the quarter finals, were awarded with R3 000 each.

Clydesdale United Brothers defeated Ixopo United 5-4 in a penalty shoot out after they drew 1-1.

Clydesdale United was awarded R15 000 for winning the tournament, a R10 000 prize was awarded to Ixopo United for securing second place while Boys to Men won the third place and were awarded R7 000.

Good Fellas from Umzimkhulu came fourth and received R5 000.

At the prizegiving, South African Football Association (SAFA) Harry Gwala President Thozamile Lugayeni presented the trophy for top goal scorer to an excited Yongama Hlongwane, who scored an impressive five goals during the tournament.

“All football teams were required to register in the SAFA,” said Hloba.

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