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IEC officials and voter arrested in vote rigging By Tshepo Marutha
wo Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) officials and an alleged Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporter were arrested during the May 7 General Elections at Kgotlelelang Primary School voting station in Soshanguve for colluding to rig the voting results. It is alleged that the two officials, the queue controller and the inker allowed the voter to cast his vote twice with the same ID. He was noticed when he came in to vote for the third time by party agents of the ANC and the DA. Story continued on page 2
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Vote riggers arrested THIS WAS confirmed by Rietgat police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Lolo Mangena, who said two female IEC officials and the voter were charged with fraud and released by the Soshanguve
Magistrate Court on warning. “The suspects appeared briefly before the Soshanguve Magistrate Court, and were released on free bail,” said Mangena. Ward 25 Democratic Alliance (DA) Chairperson Mr. Sammy Dewee, who was a
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New Premiers sworn into office By Letlhogonolo Mosete WITH THE elections already a distant memory to many South Africans who cast their votes in this year’s National General Elections that saw the African National Congress (ANC) retain its power, but not without the opposition parties gnawing on their membership numbers. Now the South African political landscape, is set for a breath of new leadership, this after 3 new Premiers were sworn and introduced to their respective provinces. First comes the former North West Provincial Chairperson Mr. Supra Mahumapelo, a staunch President Jacob Zuma supporter will be warming Ms Thandi Modise’s vacant premiership chair. Factionalism
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party officials. We then decided to lodge a dispute with other party officials.” “The police were called and the suspects were arrested. Our main priority was that the election should proceed without any interruptions,” said Dewee. Ward 25 Councillor, Mr.
Phumzile Hlatshwayo, said he was not a party agent at the station but just overheard the incident. Sosh Times efforts to get comment from IEC spokes person, Ms. Kate Bapela, drew a blank.
ANC, DA battle it out for ward 27 bi-elections
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BARELY A month after May 7 General Elections, the Democratic Alliance (DA) is looking forth at testing the African National Congress (ANC) character, in the ruling party’s traditional strong base when the two parties squares off in Ward 27 in Soshanguve bi-
elections on the 28 May 2014. The DA claims to have made significant inroads in the ward by drastically increasing its support base, while the ANC is on its trail to maintain it’s strangle hold of the area and restore its buttered image.
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cience and Technology development remains a key long-term driver for economic growth and development in South Africa. Part of this includes developing science and technology amongst young people, who can use this area as a means to develop technological solutions that will result in sustainable improvements in the quality of life of all South Africans. An inspiring success story is that of Sipho Kobue, a 27year old Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Software Engineering graduate from GaRankuwa. Kobue developed a love for technology in his early high school years; this led to his passion for creating software solutions for other PC users. Kobue is currently working for a start-up company called Sowertech (Pty) Ltd. A company that focuses on mobile-centric innovations, such as applications and value added services that are developed and easily integrated in the cloud economy. They are currently working on a taxi solution product called “Afta
Robot”. “Afta Robot” is a great idea, because it focuses on introducing the taxi industry to IT systems and data management using mobile devices to help locate taxis at the rank, show the routes they intend to take and allow commuters to highlight their own location, thereby creating better engagement within the industry. This system is set to improve the overall standard of the taxi industry. It won’t only help the taxi industry, but members of the surrounding community too,” says Kobue. Kobue said in the near future, he would like to start his own company with the support of mLab. “I have hopes of one day using my experience in Software Engineering as a way to incorporate IT services into under developed communities such as townships and rural areas,” explained Kobue. Some of Kobue’s achievements include taking a second place in the 2013 mLab International Space Apps Challenge and one of three winners at this year’s
mLab International Space Apps Challenge in Pretoria this year.. The Challenge took place in 94 locations around the world or online, and participants were asked to solve 65 challenges aligned with NASA’s missions along the following five themes: Earth Watch, Technology in Space, Human Spaceflight, Robotics and Asteroids His team, Earthquiz solved the “Where on Earth” Challenge by creating an app that has different categories such as – natural, manmade and changes to the planet. It is available in different levels – easy, intermediate and advanced – with different themes addressing questions such as: what is happening here, where this image is taken, which prominent feature you are looking at, and so forth. Some of the sections include locations, geology, weather, change detection, land use, and other random questions. After the player answers a question, the app gives a brief explanation about the image (with the source of the image). For every correct
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From left, Sipho Kobue, Nathi Tshabalala, Obakeng Mathloko, Lawrence Matjeni answer, points are awarded and technology development, depending on the level. The particularly amongst youth from game includes an option to share disadvantaged communities. user scores on social media and The high level of youth invites others to play. Users unemployment continues to can jump to different levels in be a problem in South Africa. the game at any point in time mLab Southern Africa, together without losing any points. with its partners, are committed Their winning project saw to mentoring and supporting Kobue’s team, WetlandTrackr, existing and upcoming together with Team Earth Quiz entrepreneurs wanting to and Team Space Me, proceed to develop technology solutions the International Round of the that will assist in the overall Space Apps Challenge. social development of South mLab Southern Africa is at Africa. - Own Correspondence the forefront of citizen science
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Brits Hospital celebrates World Nurses day By Letlhogonolo Mosete
he newly opened Brits District Hospital in the North West Province recently celebrated World Nurses Day at the healthcare facility premises. The day marked the birth of the founder of the modern nursing Florence Nightingale and therefore the beginning of nursing. The role of nursing had been played by families in informal settings who would care for the sick who were sometimes not even related to them The event, celebrated throughout the world, dispensed comfort, compassion and inspiration towards the hospital’s nurses, was graced by the Hospital’s CEO, retired nurses as well as the former MEC of Finance in the North West, Mr Martin Kuscus.
“Our role as nurses are as a force of change within the health sector cannot be overemphasised. We have a major responsibility to improve the health of the population as well as to contribute towards the Millennium Development Goals,” said the Brits District Hospital’s Nursing Services Manager, Mrs Elizabeth Kuscus. Kuscus said that nurses should celebrate their proud professional heritage and also to look ahead into the future to ensure that nurses are appropriately prepared to meet the future health care services demands. The event’s theme which was in line with the International Nurses Day was “Nurses: A Force for Change: A Vital Resource of Health.” According to the Acting CEO of the hospital, Dr Lesego Pooe; “This is the special day of
celebrating this noble profession and to reflect on your role in an ever changing environment within the health sector and ensure that patient rights are promoted and defended.” The vibrant, stalwart and retired Nurse Mrs Hlongwane from Letlhabile urged nurses to treat patients with courtesy and empathy and practice zero tolerance for abuse. She further encouraged respect for their supervisors and management. The keynote motivational address by Mr Martin Kuscus, who was once a nurse at Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp, left the nurses stimulated with his topic – Building the brand in you. Kuscus said nurses were a brand, “everyday people create perceptions about you and based on these perceptions (positive or negative) they decide how to relate to you therefore you are the
Madibeng budget focuses on water infrastructure By Letlhogonolo Mosete THE MADIBENG Local Municipality under the stewardship of Acting Mayor, Councillor Matshidiso Mangoathe have allocated a R1, 6 billion budget for the financial year 2014/2015. This was revealed during a community meeting held at Madidi Hall 15 by Councillor Susan Nthangeni compromising of R1, 3 billion for the Operating Budget which represent 83.41% of the total budget and R 265, 6 million for Capital Budget, which represent 16.59% of the total budget. The municipality’s resources were allocated taking into consideration the priorities that are set out in the State of the Nation Address (SOPA), State
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Bargain seekers including learners converged at the newly opened Soshanguve Crossing By Thabiso Mosima Edgars, Game, Shoprite, Spar, Roots Butchery, Mr Price and BARGAIN HUNTERS Foschini, Ackermans, Fish who gathered at the official and Chips Co., Chesa Nyama, opening of first shopping mall Sterns, Truworths, Pie City, dubbed, Soshanguve Crossing John Craig and Sheet Street. were treated to a star-studded The mall will improve the line up. quality of life for the people of Artists from various Soshanguve and surrounding entertainment organisations areas . such as Kalawa Jazmee, More than 20 people Hybrid music, Tazzman walked home with prizes Entertainment as well as ranging from television sets, presenters from community cell phones, clothing items radio station, Soshanguve FM, and shopping vouchers. dished out killer performances “The shopping mall is for on stage. the people therefore we stand Speaking to Sosh Times for community growth. We event co-ordinator, Mr. will be partaking in a series of George Matlakala expressed community outreach projects his satisfaction at the outcome that will see many people of the event. benefitting from this mall. Soshanguve Crossing will We also made it a point that be home to more than one all tenants hire as many local hundred shops and it was people as possible so we can do completed in almost 18 months. away with unemployment and By far Soshanguve Crossing poverty in our community,” boasts of prominent shops added Matlakala. such Jet, Legit, Total Sports,
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Township recycling business fights poverty
By Tebogo Modiba
s more people are feeling the pinch of the economic crunch and seeking new ways of putting bread on the table, Englinah and Shast Recycling creates employment for the locals who scale in plastic and cans, by this act they contribute immensely to the up keeping of the environment eco-friendly. The 40 year old Mr. Vusi Khumalo from Soshanguve started the company after he
was retrenched by the company he worked for years as a security officer. “Losing my job almost left me impoverished, as it became difficult for me to make ends meet and getting employed. I decided to venture into recycling, as its market is easier to break into. I then had to consider which recyclable materials have the highest demand and which happens to be more easily available in larger volumes. “When I started collecting
cans and plastic bottles things were not easy. I had no food in the house but my perseverance kept me going,” said Khumalo. Speaking to Sosh Times at his home in Block NN Khumalo said that he started his business by himself collecting all types of cans in the streets of Soshanguve, Mabopane, Hammanskraal and going as far as Brits. “I had to use my savings to hire a bakkie to take my collection to the depot. My ambition and determination
enabled me to fill up to 50 bags of plastic bottles, weighting 1000 kg in eight month. After scaling them I used the money to buy groceries for my family,” said Khumalo. To grow the business he joined forces with the unemployed people in the community. This in turn allowed them to handle large volume of recyclable material to sell. “Recycling is a profitable venture. But the most fulfilling part is to know that we are making a positive contribution
to the environment. We have managed to build a relationship with Madlakazi Recycling in Rosslyn. They have since donated to us empty bags to pile the items we have collected,” said Khumalo. Khumalo said their main concern is the shortage of trolleys and trucks to ferry their goods to the depot. He called on the youth to be active participants in the growth of the economy by trying to create employment.
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ecycling is a process in which waste is turned into new products. It is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the “Reduce, Reuse.” Recycling used materials reduces the amount of air pollution into the air zone as compared to the manufacturing materials such as glass, paper, metal, plastic, textiles and electronics. Recycling of decomposable waste such as food or garden waste is also considered recycling. Materials to be recycled are either brought to a collection centre or picked up from
the small depot, then sorted, cleaned, and reprocessed into new materials bound for manufacturing. In the severest sense, recycling of a material would produce a fresh supply of the same material for example used office paper would be converted into new office paper. However, this is often difficult or too expensive compared with producing the same product from raw materials or other sources, so “recycling” of many products or materials involve their reuse in producing different materials instead. Beverage bottles are recycled with a refundable deposit at some drink manufacturers. Drop-off centre Drop-off centres require the waste producer to carry the recycles to a central location, either an installed or mobile collection station or the
reprocessing plant itself. They are the easiest type of collection to establish, but suffer from low and unpredictable time span. Buy-back centres Buy-back centres differ in that the cleaned recycles are purchased, this providing a clear incentive for use and creating a stable supply. The post-processed material can then be sold on, hopefully creating a profit. Some individuals in Soshanguve have been relying on the recycling industry for years and managed to provide testimonials. Mr Pretrus Sibanda(71) from Block H described his recycling day as any normal day for any entrepreneur. His business has seen a huge growth potential, collecting cans and bottles. He says that he has gained lot of experience from collecting recycles and his business play
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Battle loom for Ward 27 post Continued from page 2
THE DA candidate Mr. Mike Mkhari said a victory for his party would demonstrate the outcome of the 2016 local government elections. This comes after the conviction of Councillor Mr. Lazarus Mashabela of fraud by the Soshanguve Magistrate Court in March 2014. He was sentenced to an effective three years imprisonment, the opening of the ward seat prompted for the bi-elections to be held within 90 days of his arrest. ANC effort to maintain its dominance has been marred by allegations of divisions and dictatorship. Speaking to Sosh Times on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal, a number of Tripartite Alliance members in the ward accused the ANC Tshwane regional leadership and Zone of imposing their preferred candidate Ms. Maria Rallele on them ahead of Ms. Mponeng Pitsi.
“In the previous local government elections four names were pelted out and Mashabela was ultimately elected as the councillor. The region overlooked Pitsi whose name followed Mashabela on the list. By normal practice we believe that Pitsi should have automatically annexed this position following Mashabela’s arrest. But imposed Rallele who is the Chairperson of the branch on us without consulting with the members,” said our source. They said this has torn party’s support base, while others say they will only campaign for the ruling party on the basis of their loyalty to the party, not necessarily the candidate. “While it is not that the region has imposed on us someone from the outside, we believe that with Rallele in the helm the status quo will remain in the ward. All that we need is change that will bring good governance that is free from corruption,” said another source.
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High Court declares 2012 ward committee elections invalid
By Tshepo Marutha JUDGE DS Fourie of the Gauteng Northern High Court has declared the 2012 ward committee elections in Tshwane Metro invalid and unconstitutional. Fourie said he arrived at this conclusion as a result of the evidence of numerous procedural stipulations which appears to have never been promulgated prior to the election. “The implications are obvious the ward committee elections for January/ February 2012 and July 2012 were conducted in the absence of any valid regulatory framework and should be therefore declared unconstitutional and invalid. “ Thirdly, the municipality should be ordered to comply properly with all the statutory requirement for the adoption and promulgation of a new ward committee by-laws and arrange without delay for a new ward committee elections to be held,” said Fourie.
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Justice Fourie ruled that the first of the four respondent (The Municipality, The Executive Mayor, Municipal Manager and Speaker be ordered to pay the cost of the application jointly and severally on an attorney and client scale. At the moment it is not clear if the City of Tshwane will challenge the judgment. The statement released by the DA said the judgment will give Tshwane Metro an opportunity to correct the ward committee process as required by the law by giving power back to the people and promoting transparency and accountability. “The ward committee system is an important tool to promote public participation with the aim of enhancing service delivery to all residence of the city. As a federal party we in the DA we believe in the decentralising of power to communities. “It is sad that two years have been wasted with an invalid system ward committee system. We have on numerous occasions before going to court tried to warn the ANC-led Metro about the problems and the legality of the said ward committee elections but they chose to ignore them,” said the DA.
In an interview with Sosh Times DA Tshwane Caucus leader, Mr. Gert Pretorius, said his party prided itself in holding the City of Tshwane to the tune of R 13 million. “It is a pity that we had to approach the high court to bring the City of Tshwane to its senses. This victory underlines the importance of the division of power to counter the abuse of power by the ruling party,” said Pretorius. The City of Tshwane spokesperson Blessing Manale. Kindly take that after Justice Fourie denied leave to appeal on the 8th May 2014 and after advice from our legal team, the City is petitioning the full bench to hear its application for leave to appeal. We have 30 days (working days) from the judgement was granted as allowed by the rules to file our petition and we are well within time to do so as our legal team is in the process of filing same. As a result of the City exercising its full rights as stated above, the status quo with Ward Committees shall remain,ie. They still operational and effective, and none of their work is affected.
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Letlotlo blasts Moreosele in K. Motsepe qualifiers By Tshegofatso Mokone
etlotlo Secondary School booked their place in the K. Motsepe group stages by putting Moreosele Secondary School to the sword with a 2- 0 victory recently. The second Mabopane Cluster encounter of the K. Motsepe Cup was an equal match up that was decided by two dramatic goals in the
second half settled at Ditshego Ground. The early stage of the first period was quiet an affair without much potency in both attacking thirds of the pitch, not enough goal chances were created by the centre forwards. Clear cut chances came in favour of Moreosele mid first half when their striker escaped the defence and ended up in a one on one situation with the
Letlotlo keeper who was up to the challenge and gobbled the effort. The match did not have pace injected in it until the second half when the teams substitutions proved to blossom and created clear cut chances in the second period. Early second period was much exciting which saw Moreosele pushing up the pitch to pinch off Letlotlo space in
the midfield. A break came at last for Letlotlo with Bongani Zonde breaking the deadlock and put his side in front with a crisp through pass. Zonde converted spectacularly. The second goal came just minutes from time; Kgaugelo Malele put the cream on the cake for his school and stamped their trip to Hillview in the group stages to join Pelotona
High in the prestigious school cup representing Mabopane. “We are going to represent our cluster with honour and distinction. We hope we can go further than the local schools did in the previous years,” said Sipho Nkuna of Mabopane Sports Association and coaching staff of Letlotlo Secondary School.
Pelotona loops over Mabopane TUT shoots down Real Stars By Tshegofatso Mokone
By Tshegofatso Mokone TUT Soshanguve took the shine off Soshanguve Real Stars by beating them with a demolishing 4-1 score line at Giant Stadium recently. Real Stars had a game in hand and looked to increase their points tally leading to the business end of the season, but TUT had other plans for them as they blasted Stars from the starting whistle. TUT began the match strongly and dominated the match in the middle of the park. The three midfield players of Real Stars seemed nonexistent because TUT played a midfield with five players that suffocated the trio. The Real Stars defence was in shambles as they played their centre forward Lawrence Themba at the back and did not look comfortable on the ball and was destroyed for pace at the back. The goal came after TUT
had a quiet spell, but broke the deadlock with a looping header and put the students ahead. The second period was more of the same with TUT attacking Stars’ defence, but TUT came on top again with a header by Musa and put the learners two goals ahead. The third goal came on a counter attack by TUT after Stars looked dangerous. Bongani Shirinda, TUT skipper marshalled the midfield with killer passes that created the first two goals in the first period. Real Stars got a spot kick in the dying minutes of the game, with Kgomotso Monyai, the captain converted with ease and tucked in the top corner of the goal. TUT put the icing on the cake when it put the fourth goal past the new Real’s keeper. “The game was a bad one for us because we lost but we will go back with our dignity because we fought like a team until the final whistle,” said Monyai, Real Stars captain.
MABOPANE HIGH’S stellar performance did not prove to be enough as Pelotona High School knocked them out of the K. Motsepe qualifiers in the Mabopane cluster with penalties after a goalless ninety minutes at Ditshego ground recently. Pelotona started the encounter on the back foot and their defence looked unstable in the opening minutes of the match but managed to control the nerves and became rigid as time went on. The match was congested in the middle of the park. Both teams did not use the flanks in attack as possession of the ball fell in the mid-scale. Both teams sharing equal spoils of the ball. Pelotona had a couple of chances but did not convert them. In the mid first half, the shape of the Mabopane High defence looked to have cracks and their left back, Karabo Nkwana had to tuck into the midfield to
add the numbers in the heavily competed centre half as they lost the duels in the belly of the park. Pelotona used the space to their advantage and broke away with pace on the left but without troubling the Mabopane High goalkeeper. The match went to half time without a goal. The interval talking points were displays of the true signs of a heated school derby with each team going blow for blow without rattling the nets. Pelotona began the second period on a high, creating countless clear cut chances that went begging. The Pelotona attacking third had a blast with one on one chances but the stellar Mabopane keeper kept them at bay. Sibusiso Skhosana of Pelotona continued to make daunting runs past the Mabopane defence that did not stand firm and relied on their keeper to save their souls for much of the second period.
At fulltime, the teams had given a lot but failed to register on the scoreboard. As a result, the match was to be decided by the penalty gamble. Mabopane missed their first spot kick and gave the opposition immediate advantage. The final result was Pelotona 4-3 Mabopane High. Pelotona coach said he was pleased with some aspects of the win but needed to work on their combination. “We had a great match against a good team but only one had to win. I am glad it is us. We just need to work on our combinations because we have found the spine and shape of the team as I saw in this match,” said Pelotona coach, Lucky Seisa.
Sports Talk With Mashilo Mojela
1. Welcome to sports talk. Who are we talking to? -Thank you very much. You are talking to Peter Chauke(23),who was born in Mabopane but currently residing in Soshanguve. 2. What sport do you play and please take us through the journey as to how it all started? -I’m a PSL Football Assistant Referee. I started refereeing in 2003 at the young age of 12yrs when the coach of the defunct Junior Chiefs FC , Joe Skhosana ,spotted my talent. I started from SODIFA (Soshanguve District and local football association) after which I got promoted to SAB League (2005), Vodacom League (2009) and on the 15th February 2012 I was invited to come and officiate in the PSL game between Santos and Moroka Swallows played at Dobsonville Stadium. 3. What are some of the challenges that you normally come across in
this field? -Just like any other code in sports, challenges are many and varied. The biggest challenge though could be insufficient mentorship and development at grass-roots level. Not enough people get exposed to this field of sports at a young age so as to pursue a career in this field. 4. I hear you, but can one make a living in refeering alone? -Of course, yes. I have got countless friends and colleagues whose full time job is refereeing and lead normal and balanced lives. The only sad part is that you only get a living wage or income at higher levels as opposed to when you are officiating at lower levels. 5. What would you say has been the highlight of your career? -One of my proudest moments has to be getting an opportunity to officiate at PSL level at the youngest age of twenty-one and
being promoted through the different ranks within the shortest time-frame humanly possible. 6. If you were not doing what you are doing now, what would you be doing? -Undoubtedly playing soccer. 7. What are some of your immediate future plans? -Work hard to get a promotion to officiate in CAF, FIFA matches. 8. Any worst memories that you can’t forget any time soon? -No, not much. So far so good. Except one incident where we had to end a game during a Vodacom match because the owner of the other team was threatening to fight us should the game continue to the end. As PSL and Vodacom rules permit, we immediately stopped the game and wrote a letter to SAFA. 9. What would you say to those people who look up to you?
-Identify your talent and follow your passion in order to enjoy maximum results of your commitments. I’m very proud to have been mentored by people like Voice Skhosana and France Boshielo(SODIFA). 10. How would you want to be remembered when you are no longer active in this sport? -I would want a person to remember me as one who has made a contribution in the refereeing field from lowest level up to last level of refereeing in the country. My other wish is to have Peter Chauke Annual tournament for junior’s u/15 in which we give youngsters an opportunity to become referees in that tournament. 11. Who, according to you, is the best referee player of all times? -Internationally it has to be an Italian referee, Colien, who was a referee in two world cup finals. Locally, I admire PSL assistant
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K Sporting flies over Blue Birds
File picture: K Sporting FC By Tshegofatso Mokone
Sporting of Block K in Soshanguve registered a win after a difficult run
of fixtures with a 2-0 victory over Blue Birds which occupied the summit of the log coming into the match. The match started on a
high tempo with both teams displaying potency in the middle of the park and breaking on the counter attacks. Blue Birds attack failed to
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break the deadlock in the early minutes of the half and could not take advantage of the injury that the Sporting keeper had sustained.
The most talked about player in the league, Tuelo ‘Watchdog’ Motshabi displayed his usual top class performance, starting in the left flank and drifting in the middle to get the ball and dropping back when the Birds had ball possession. The first period ended with both teams failing to score, this is despite both keepers having been kept busy, with the Sporting goalie tipping one off the bar to save the Block K outfit from lagging behind. The second period was set alight by a goal from ‘Shebiri’ in the early minutes. The goal inspired the lads and saw the Sporting side beef up their attack and dominating possession. Tshepiso Bodila, the Sporting skipper had a great game and missed a clear chance to give his side a cushion goal, but the second goal was not far as the Sporting faithful scored again courtesy of ‘Sipho’, which ensured a victory. “We are happy with the win after a long time. We played well today and we have worked
for each other and enjoyed the match.” said Bodila
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