Father and Son Soccer Festival unites the community

2017-10-04 06:01
Tournament organiser, Mboneli Ncibane Gunya, and Ward 59 Councillor, Mazangwandile Dano, present the prize to Eleven Attackers’ Gcobani Bolo and Bashin Ngwane.  Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

Tournament organiser, Mboneli Ncibane Gunya, and Ward 59 Councillor, Mazangwandile Dano, present the prize to Eleven Attackers’ Gcobani Bolo and Bashin Ngwane. Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

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HUNDREDS of community members of Ward 59 converged at Swartkops Valley United Brothers’ (SUBS) field to support the teams that participated in the Ward 59 Father and Son Soccer Festival on Saturday.

According to ANC Ward 59 Councillor Mazangwandile Dano, the reason why his office organised the tournament was to encourage the parents, in particular the fathers, to support their children playing sport.

Councillor Dano said, “We have noticed that most fathers do not support their sons who take part in sport. We decided to call the festival the Father and Son Festival because we wanted to bring the fathers to the field of play so that they can support their sons playing soccer.

“If the parents watch sport then their children will be motivated.”

The u/13 winners were SUBS who overcame Tomorrow Stars 2-1 in the final. They walked away with R300.

Tomorrow Stars u/17 scooped the first prize of R300 after they defeated Seven Sundowns Sports Club 3-0 on penalties after the full-time score of 1-1 in their finals match.

In the masters’ section, Eleven Attackers emerged the winners following their 1-0 victory over Swartkops Valley Villagers.

Attackers went home with the prize of R400.

The semi-finals results:

  • U/13 semi-finals:

Seven Sundowns 1-2 Tomorrow Stars

SUBS 2-0 City Shakers

  • U/17 semi-finals:

Seven Sundowns 2-1 City Shakers

SUBS 3-4 Tomorrow Stars

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