Sundowns coach hosts tournament

2017-04-21 06:00
 Photo: supplieDAt the launch of Manqoba Mngqithi Tournament (from left) Safa Harry Gwala region former secretary Siyabonga Memela, Safa Harry Gwala president Thozamile Lugayeni and Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach, Manqoba Mngqithi.

Photo: supplieDAt the launch of Manqoba Mngqithi Tournament (from left) Safa Harry Gwala region former secretary Siyabonga Memela, Safa Harry Gwala president Thozamile Lugayeni and Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach, Manqoba Mngqithi.

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MAMELODI Sundowns assistant coach, Manqoba Mngqithi is hosting a football tournament to promote sport in his home town of Umzimkhulu and Harry Gwala this weekend.

Today Friday Bush Bucks FC play Barcelona FC, Nkwezela Vultures FC play Liverpool FC and Ixopo United FC play Blackpool FC at Umzimkhulu.

The winners in each game will play in the finals on Sunday. Master Eleven FC has already qualified for the finals.

The tournament was started in February with 16 registered teams under the local football association in Greater Kokstad, Umzimkhulu, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma andUbuhlebezweMunicipality.

Sixteen teams, registered under the South African Breweries (SAB) Harry Gwala league, also participated at the opening of the tournament.

Manqoba Mngqithi Foundation secretary, Mveli Hloba said the purpose of the tournament is to encourage young people to play sport.

He said the foundation is looking for sponsors in other sports codes, including netball, volleyball, softball and tennis in Harry Gwala.

“Local municipalities and the South African Football Association Harry Gwala support the tournament,” said Hloba.

The first prize is R10 000, a trophy, gold medals and a soccer kit. The team that comes second will receive R5 000, silver medals and a soccer kit. The team that comes third will get R2 500 and bronze medals.

 

MAMELODI Sundowns assistant coach, Manqoba Mngqithi is hosting a football tournament to promote sport in his home town of Umzimkhulu and Harry Gwala this weekend.
Today Friday Bush Bucks FC play Barcelona FC, Nkwezela Vultures FC play Liverpool FC and Ixopo United FC play Blackpool FC at Umzimkhulu.

The winners in each game will play in the finals on Sunday. Master Eleven FC has already qualified for the finals.

The tournament was started in February with 16 registered teams under the local football association in Greater Kokstad, Umzimkhulu, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Ubuhlebezwe Municipality.
Sixteen teams, registered under the South African Breweries (SAB) Harry Gwala league, also participated at the opening of the tournament.

Manqoba Mngqithi Foundation secretary, Mveli Hloba said the purpose of the tournament is to encourage young people to play sport.
He said the foundation is looking for sponsors in other sports codes, including netball, volleyball, softball and tennis in Harry Gwala.

“Local municipalities and the South African Football Association Harry Gwala support the tournament,” said Hloba.

The first prize is R10 000, a trophy, gold medals and a soccer kit. The team that comes second will receive R5 000, silver medals and a soccer kit. The team that comes third will get R2 500 and bronze medals.

 

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