Charity cup gets set to kick off

The Rose Medical Centre. PHOTO: byrone athman
The Rose Medical Centre. PHOTO: byrone athman

KEEN on giving back to the community and trying to address social change through football, Dr Nish Govender, owner of Rose Medical Centre, along with the Maritzburg Saints Football Club will be hosting the annual “Rose Charity Cup” on Friday, August 24.

“Personally, as a health professional who is passionate about football and the community, I felt that I needed to give back to the community and wanted to combine my love of football with charity,” said Goven- der.

Speaking on matters close to his heart, Govender said that efforts towards improving the living situations of the poor in the community remained a concern for him and this was why the winner of the tournament and the runner-up would be obligated to donate a total of R12 000 of the winnings to a charity of their choice.

The tournament will be played in a round robin-style format with each team playing three games in the group stages and then progressing.

Teams from Johannesburg and Durban are expected to compete in the tournament with Govender stating that it will be a good day for charity and football.

Govender said that he hoped the charity cup would grow and get bigger so that they can support more charities in the future, saying: “We are passionate about healing and quality healthcare for our community and want to support the northern areas more going forward.”

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