Football competition postponed indefinitely

2020-05-20 06:01

This year’s edition of the community development football competition, the Lieutenant General Moadira Top 8 Tournament, has also been postponed indefinitely.

Neo Moleyane, the competition director, said the foundation and the partners’ decision to postpone the event was due to the dire situation the country is facing because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The pandemic also affects our operations and we cannot risk the lives of the participants and everyone involve. Therefore, we must comply with regulations to save lives,” said Moleyane.

He said the situation was unfavourable to host the tournament for which community participation and support are important.

This competition is a partnership between the Lieutenant General Moadira Foundation, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the South African Football Association, Mangaung. It is staged to honour legendary footballer and freedom fighter Morris “Trinity” Moadira, who went into exile in the 1960’s for military training in various southern African countries, that include Zambia.

Born and bred in Bloemfontein, Moadira returned to his native country of South Africa to serve in the army in influential positions. He went into retirement as lieutenant general.

This would have been the third edition of the tournament. Played on a knock-out basis the competition is staged during June and features the youth whose clubs compete in local leagues.

The competition is held over two days in Bloemfontein.

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