Soccer tournament brings community together

2018-02-21 06:01

THE fifth Zolani Swelindawo Soccer Tournament drew hundreds of community members together at Missionvale Community Stadium on Saturday and Sunday.

According to the tournament director, Zolani Swelindawo, the tournament had been growing by leaps and bounds since it was first launched.

“I am elated to see so many community members watching the games that are played here in this area. A great deal of football skills were displayed by the players. These games were enthralling because the teams have given a good account of themselves and that really makes the spectators ecstatic.

“The aim of this programme is to combat crime in our community. There are a lot of social ills in our community which jeopardise the future of our youth.

“I am extremely happy because some teams come from Uitenhage,” he said.

Swelindawo revealed that he dug deep into his pocket to run the tournament since he initiated it five years ago.

“There are no sponsors for this programme, but what matters most is to see the youth taking part in sport instead of abusing drugs. I am deeply concerned with the future of the youth. I would like to take this tournament to the higher level in future,” he concluded.

Tournament quarter-final results:

Mighty Stars 6-1 Rainbow City

Leeds United 1-2 Golden City Press

All Stars 2-1 Shooting Stars

Bay Tigers 3-0 Mission United

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