Zwifa teams rewarded for last season’s performances

2018-02-07 06:01
Major Chiefs president, Thobile Savage Ngalo, is presented with the Zwifa Premier League trophy by Zwifa president, Chippa Quntu, Nomonde Makuleni and Safa NMB president Simphiwe Mkangelwa. Photos:SELBY MADIKANE

Major Chiefs president, Thobile Savage Ngalo, is presented with the Zwifa Premier League trophy by Zwifa president, Chippa Quntu, Nomonde Makuleni and Safa NMB president Simphiwe Mkangelwa. Photos:SELBY MADIKANE

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THE Zwide Football Association (Zwifa) held its annual awards presentation function at Tubali Street Community Hall in KwaZakhele on Saturday to honour its outstanding teams for their excellent performance during the 2017 season.

Guest speaker Safa Nelson Mandela Bay president Simphiwe Mkangelwa said that Zwifa clubs should support their local football association (LFA) executive committee members through thick and thin.

Mkangelwa said, “Zwifa clubs should cooperate with their LFA executive committee members at all times so that the game of football becomes a winner.

“Junior’s and women’s football must be taken seriously by Zwifa clubs.

“I want to encourage those teams that did not collect silverware that they should not give up. They had contributed a lot by bringing spectators to the fields during the past season.

“Then I would like to congratulate the teams that have taken honours.

“Furthermore, Zwifa executive committee members deserve an accolade as they hosted this event to motivate the clubs.”

Zwifa president Mzikayise Chippa Quntu said that in 2017, Zwifa had no sponsorship at all. Quntu highlighted that Safa Nelson ­Mandela Bay bailed out Zwifa through grant-in-aid because his LFA did not have financial resources.

“I want to thank our regional office for coming to our rescue by providing financial assistance to us. We did not know how we were going to hold this function.

“Ntando Transport and Tours could not provide financial assistance to us last season due to their own challenges,” he added.

“I would like to thank PE Express for covering our stories.

“Furthermore, I would like to extend my special thanks to the clubs, supporters and match officials for their unwavering support.

“I would also like to congratulate Major Chiefs for winning the Zwifa Premier League, Mayoral Cup and SAB Regional League promotional play-offs.”

ANC Ward 25 Councillor Mabaso Jacobs said his office is open at all times to the Zwifa teams.

ZWIFA teams were awarded as follows:

. Mayoral Cup

Winners: Major Chiefs

Runners-up: Morning Stars

. Premier League

Winners: Major Chiefs

Runners-up: Real Crusaders

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